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- noun the document drawn up in 1555 to defend the catholicity of Lutheran doctrine and to justify innovations in Lutheran practice; is still in effect today
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The reformers issued there a "confession" of their faith, known as the Augsburg Confession, and which placed them for ever apart from the old Roman Catholic
But if the Augsburg Confession were the constitution, every member would readily agree to it.
That, inasmuch as the Augsburg Confession is the original, generic confession of the Lutheran Church, accepted by Luther and his coadjutors, and subscribed to by all Lutheran bodies the world over, we therefore deem it an adequate and sufficient standard of Lutheran doctrine.
As to making the symbolic character of a book depend on its being found in any particular number of editions or in them all, it is inadmissible, because, as Dr. Hase remarks, and the respected author of the Plea admits, the Augsburg Confession is the only one of the Lutheran symbolical books which has been universally received throughout the church.
His "masterful clearness and vigorous doctrine" were also admired in the "Apology" for the Augsburg Confession, which is more decided in tone because written at a later date (when
Felix Mendelssohn surely understood the subtleties of the Augsburg Confession (with its credo that "there is one Divine Essence which is called and which is God ... and yet there are three Persons, of the same essence and power, who also are coeternal, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost") when he celebrated that document's anniversary in his "Reformation" Symphony, Opus 107, of 1830.
Lutherans, who faithfully maintain the Augsburg Confession, while the
But it finally won his heart, when he learned to know it in its pure form through the Augsburg Confession and the Apology of Melancthon, while the Catholic Refutation drawn up for the Diet of Augsburg excited his disgust.
Catholic reply to the Augsburg Confession of 1530.
Roman Catholic Church; for the Augsburg Confession was adopted in 1530, while the Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent, which are the