Book of Concord

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The Book of Concord is the collection of the Lutheran confessional documents adopted in the sixteenth century by those who pledged themselves to the Reformation begun by Martin Luther. These were brought together and published in 1580 to bring together all sides who claimed to be "Lutheran" or "Evangelical" to stand upon a core collection of doctrinal statements.

The doctrinal statements included in the Book of Concord are:

  • Apostles' Creed
  • Nicene Creed
  • Athanasian Creed
  • Augsburg Confession
  • Apology of the Augsburg Confession
  • Smalcald Articles
  • Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope
  • Luther's Small Catechism
  • Luther's Large Catechism
  • Formula of Concord

These documents give the basic understanding of the Bible in its proper interpretation.