The Lutheran Church is a confessional church, affirming and subscribing to formal statements of belief as well as to the Holy Scriptures. Most Lutherans accept as a minimum confessional standard subscription to the Holy Bible, the Augsburg Confession, the Nicene, Athanasian, and Apostles' Creeds, and the Small and Large Catechisms by Martin Luther. These are part of Concordia (the Book of Concord of 1580). Other major confessions in the Book of Concord are the Apology (Defense) of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalkald Articles, Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, and the Formula of Concord.
Submissions to this category should be 1) online copies of the Book of Concord or portions thereof, 2) studies of it or its parts, or 3) Lutheran expositions of the Ecumenical Creeds.
This category is for sites and pages about any aspect of Luther's Augsburg Confession.
The unified confessions of the Lutheran doctrine
This category is for sites and pages about any aspect of Martin Luther's statement prepared for a proposed but never-held council of the Catholic Church.
Please submit sites that are specific to the Smalcald Articles. General pages concerning the Confessions are best submitted to the Lutheran Symbols category. Other writings of the reformer may be submitted to the Martin Luther category.
This category involves texts, variants, commentaries, hymnody, prayers, and other ecclesial and theological associations with the Small Catechism of Martin Luther.
Please submit pages directly concerning the text or usage of the Small Catechism.