Definition of Augsburg confession

1. Noun. The document drawn up in 1555 to defend the catholicity of Lutheran doctrine and to justify innovations in Lutheran practice; is still in effect today.

Generic synonyms: Confession

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Augsburg Confession

Aufrecht's sign
Augean stables
Auger effect
Auger electron
Augsburg Confession
August 1
August 15
August 6
August F. Mobius
August Ferdinand Mobius
August Friedrich Leopold Weismann
August Strindberg
August Wilhelm von Hoffmann
August plum
Auguste Comte
Auguste Rodin

Literary usage of Augsburg confession

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"In North Germany, the Lübeck Formula consensus de doctrina evangelii (1560) set forth, besides the augsburg confession and the Apology, ..."

2. The Creeds of Christendom: With a History and Critical Notes by Philip Schaff (1919)
"THE augsburg confession, 1530. Literature. I, Latin and German. In the general collections of Lutheran Symbols, ..."

3. The Library of Original Sources: Ideas that Have Influenced Civilization, in edited by Oliver Joseph Thatcher (1915)
"... THE augsburg confession THE augsburg confession was drawn up to be presented to Charles V. at the Diet of Augsburg, 1530. Charles inherited united Spain ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1869)
"We accept and acknowledge the doctrines of the Unaltered augsburg confession in its original sense as throughout in conformity with the pure truth of which ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"To the student of Luther's life the diet of Augsburg is noteworthy chiefly because it was the occasion of the composition of the augsburg confession, ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The augsburg confession, revised by its author Melanchthon, favoured ambiguous views; at last he declared boldly for Calvin, which amounted to an ..."

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