Thus the Augsburg Confession
summarized the Lutheran understanding of the faith, the Westminster Confession of the Presbyterians, and the Savoy Declaration of the Congregationalists.
In their self-critical analysis of the condemnations of Anabaptists in the Augsburg Confession
(1530), (35) Lutherans acknowledge that the new results of exegesis prove contemporary Mennonites to be right in the conviction that baptism following an individual confession of faith is the most obvious account of baptismal praxis in the New Testament witnesses.
offers considerable evidence from key 16th-century texts (the Augsburg Confession
, the Large and Small Catechisms, among others) that Luther and Melanchthon both saw character formation and pursuit of a moral life to be important tasks for the church and all individual Christians, arguing that the law served a purpose broader than simply exposing human sinfulness and our need for God's mercy: the law could also give shape and content to the life of discipleship to which those justified by grace are called.
The Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession
in Romania is the German-speaking Lutheran church in Romania, headquartered in the city of Sibiu, formerly known as Hermannstadt.
She refused to soften her Reformed theology and align her Calvinist faith with the 1530 Augsburg Confession
and the pro-Lutheran 1555 Religious Peace of Augsburg (still recognized by the empire as legally binding), which might have been an easier route to confessional recognition by the empire.
caused problems for Luther." (21) Yet, the Chalcedonian doctrine is enshrined in Article III of the Augsburg Confession
, and all three of the ecumenical creeds (Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian) appear at the very beginning of the Book of Concord.
Finally Capito's resistance to the Lutheran Augsburg Confession
, and his attempts, together with Martin Bucer, to create a competing Tetrapolitan Confession (promoted by Strasbourg, Lindau, Constance, and Memmingen) are also covered.
Carl Seltmann and the Lutheran Church administrator Hermann Opitz (1828-1909) recognized a basis for this notion of church unity in Article VII of the 1530 Augsburg Confession
. Article VII defined the Church as the congregation of the faithful and stipulated that the only requirements for unity were preaching the gospel and administering the sacraments to the faithful.
Younan was the first to translate the Augsburg Confession
, a key document of the Lutheran Church, into Arabic.
Since Luther had been excommunicated at the Diet of Worms with an edict dated 8 May 1521, it was Melanchthon who had to communicate, reconcile, define, and publish the pro-grammatics of the so-called "Lutheran Reformation." Most biographies of the professor concentrate on the early years: his contributions to the visitation in imperial Saxony (1526-28) and his most influential edition of the Augsburg Confession
. Nevertheless, his work did not end after that; one could say it started and became even more influential.
The Augsburg Confession
explains that this is `as a comfort for terrified consciences' (A C xxiv 1, Tappert 1959: 56).
For a discourse on ecclesiology Lutherans usually refer back to the source, namely, the Augsburg Confession