Concordia Theological Monthly

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doctrine, sacraments, augustana, donatism, lutherans, apology, papistic, augsburg confession, evangelical, fellowship, luther, salvation

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


"And to the true unity of the Church it is enough. "[italics our own] to agree concerning the doctrine of the Gospel and the administration of the Sacraments" (Et ad venam unitatem ecclesiae satis est consentire de doctrina evangelica et administratione sacramentorum). So reads one of the most important statements in the Augsburg Confession. It is inserted between a definition of the "one holy Church" and the rejection of the Romanist teaching that human traditions, that is, rites or ceremonies instituted by men, should everywhere be alike. This antecedent and subsequent context must be kept in mind by all who wish to understand what the writers of the Augustana meant to emphasize when they here wrote their significant satis est.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars