symbolical books

symbolical books

pl n
(Theology) Christianity the books containing the creeds, beliefs, or doctrine of religious groups that have emerged since the Reformation
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He believed that "the Symbolical Books sometimes appear to be speaking at points where they cannot fully and fairly cite the Sacred Scriptures in support of their assertions." While holding to a quia subscription to the Lutheran Confessions, Piepkorn contended that Lutherans do not subscribe to formulations of eternal truths divorced from their historic situation, do not subscribe to specific interpretations that the Symbols place on particular passages from Scripture, do not subscribe to meanings that later generations have imported into the words of an earlier generation of confessors, and do not subscribe to the line of logical argument that the authors of the Symbols may have used to reinforce a theological conclusion.