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The contacts between the Lutheran and the Eastern Church reach back to Luther. Benz points out that the Symbolical Books in several instances support their demand for a reformation of doctrine and cultus by an appeal to the authorities of the Greek Church during the first five centuries. He shows that during the dispute at Leipzig, Luther appealed to the Greek Church to corroborate his thesis that the supremacy of the Papacy was not recognized in the Old Church, but was developed after the age of Constantine and in opposition to the Eastern Church.
History of Christianity
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"The Russian Eastern Church and Protestantism,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 23, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol23/iss1/4