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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
By definition, a confessor is "one who confesses." Specifically and strictly, a confessor is an ordained clergymen who hears confessions and is authorized to grant absolution. Or he is one who professes or gives heroic evidence of his faith in Christ, a saint who suffers persecution for his faith without undergoing martyrdom in the process.
History of Christianity
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Piepkorn, Arthur Carl
"Melanchthon the Confessor,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 31, Article 62.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol31/iss1/62