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Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Acts 13:26; Ephesians 1:13; Acts 2:42; Acts 3:12-26; Acts 10:36-43; Acts 4:8-12; Acts 5:29-32; Acts 5:3ff; Acts 6:2-4; Acts 8:20-23; Acts 11:5-17; Acts 4:24-30; Acts 2:14-23; Acts 4:11; Acts 2:16-17;
There are two primary concerns in the describing of and commenting on Martin Luther's marks and notes in Philipp Melanchthon's Apology of the Augsburg Confession. The Augsburg Confession was a public document, subscribed by evangelicals at Augsburg. Whereas the Apology also was, begun as such a public document, it was not allowed to be read at the Diet. There was no opportunity for the Apology to become a rallying point as the Augsburg Confession was for the evangelicals and as Pontifical Confutation was for the papal party. The Apology was a private document and bore the name of Philipp Melanchthon, even though other evangelicals contributed to its various parts. The question must be asked whether Luther had a role in the composition or not. The answer must come from Luther's hand, his correspondence and books of 1530 and 1531, rather than from students' lecture notes or table talks.
Diener, Ronald, "Kerygma in Peter's Sermons" (1953). Bachelor of Divinity. 884.
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