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Author Arand, Charles P.

Title The Lutheran confessions : history and theology of The book of Concord / Charles P. Arand, James A. Nestingen, and Robert Kolb
Published Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 341 pages)
Contents Introduction: The Book of Concord, a confessing of the faith -- Part 1. The ecumenical creeds. A history of the ancient creedal texts : Apostles, Nicene, and Athanasian -- The theological contributions of the ancient creeds -- Part 2. The Wittenberg confessions, Luther's and Melanchthon's confessions of the faith. Luther's Small and Large catechisms -- The Augsburg confession -- The Apology of the Augsburg confession -- The Smalcald articles and the Treatise on the power and primacy of the Pope -- Part 3. The Formula of Concord. Theological tensions among Luther's followers before his death -- The "culture of controversy" : the Smalcald War, the "Interims," and the adiaphoristic controversy -- The majoristic and "antinomian" controversies -- The synergistic controversies, the controversy over original sin, and the doctrine of election in the late Reformation -- The Osiandrian controversy over the righteousness that avails before God -- The controversies over the Lord's Supper and christology -- Efforts at attaining concord, 1552-1569 -- Jakob Andreae's drive for Lutheran unity and the composition of the Formula of Concord and the Book of Concord -- Reactions to the Formula of Concord in the 1580s
Summary "From their formulation in the sixteenth century through the present day, every generation of Lutheran leadership has grappled with the centrality and importance of the Lutheran confessional writings. In this important new volume, Arand, Kolb, and Nestingen bring the fruit of an entire generation of scholarship to bear on these documents, making it an essential and up-to-date class text. The Lutheran Confessions places the documents solidly within their political, social, ecclesiastical, and theological contexts, relating them to the world in which they took place, and assists readers in understanding the issues at stake in the narratives, both in their own time and in ours"--Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-332) and indexes
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Subject Book of concord.
Lutheran Church -- Creeds -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Kolb, Robert, 1941-
Nestingen, James Arne.
ISBN 145141059X (electronic bk.)
9781451410594 (electronic bk.)