Published June 1999
by Concordia Publishing House .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
The Formula of Concord is a book of pastoral answers to the questions by which the devil still seeks to tear the Church asunder. These are the issues that make Lutheranism distinct from other denominations, and here they are addressed biblically and faithfully by our Lutheran fathers. The Solid Declaration of the Formula of Concord of Some Articles of the Augsburg Confession concerning which, for Some Time, there has been Controversy among Some Theologians who Subscribe Thereto, Decided and Settled according to the Analogy of God's Word and the Summary Contents of Our Christian Doctrine. After two political conferences (in and ) had failed to produce agreement, the Lutheran rulers in Germany entrusted the project to several theologians, who produced the Formula of Concord, essentially an interpretation of the Augsburg Confession, written primarily by Jakob Andreä and Martin Chemnitz and put in final form in The image shown on this page is the title page of the first edition of the Book of Concord, printed in Dresden, Germany in English translation of the page: CONCORDIA. YHWH. Christian repeated unanimous confession of later-named Electors, Princes, and Estates of the Augsburg Confession, and of their theologians' doctrine and faith. In.
Formula of Concord -- Solid Declaration Solid Declaration Of Articles in Controversy I. OF ORIGINAL SIN. II. OF FREE WILL, OR HUMAN Size: 2MB. The excellent Book of Concord website provides free access to the entire public-domain Bente/Dau text. This website is intended primarily to supplement that one by providing free access to the public-domain Henkel text of the Augsburg Confession, the Apology, and the Treatise, along with new translations from the German of their prefaces and. After much debate and struggle, the Formula of Concord was adopted by over 8, princes, political rulers, theologians, and pastors, effectively ending the controversies. In , all the confessional writings were gathered into a single volume, the Book of Concord. Concord is a word that means, "harmony" (think "doctrinal unity" too). The Formula of Concord is the last of the Lutheran Confessions - the formal doctrinal articles of the Lutheran church. It comes in two forms - a solid declaration that is long and rarely read and the epitome or summary that was requested by the Lutheran princes of the time/5(6).
The Formula of Concord study reviews the defining statement of Lutheran doctrine. Written in by leading theologians of the day, it gives the Lutheran position on many controversial doctrinal issues/5. Formula of Concord () (German, Konkordienformel; Latin, Formula concordiae; also the "Bergic Book" or the "Bergen Book") is an authoritative Lutheran statement of faith (called a confession, creed, or "symbol") that, in its two parts (Epitome and Solid Declaration), makes up the final section of the Lutheran Corpus Doctrinae or Body of Doctrine, known as the Book of Concord . In the Formula of Concord was completed and subscribed by a majority of Lutherans in the Holy Roman Empire. This confessional document successfully brought agreement and peace (i.e., “concord”) among most German Lutheran churches. Theological Method of the Formula. As with the other confessions of the Book of Concord, the study of the Formula of Concord includes a study of history and theology – (1) the historical situation that led to the topic being considered and (2) the theological struggle, flowing from the historical situation, that continues well after the ‘scenes’ and ‘actors’ of history are no longer center stage.