The historical context of the Book of Concord is quite intricate. Cultural and political influences abounded in the 1500-1600s and caused tricky situations for the young Lutheran church in Saxony and across German territories. The Saxon Visitation Articles from 1592 brought standards to Lutheran practice across Saxony and were brought to America by Saxon Lutherans. This small part, not officially part of the Book of Concord, holds great historical and doctrinal value for our Lutheran confessions.
Rev. Brian Thomas, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in San Diego, California, joins host Rev. Sean Smith to discuss the Saxon Visitation Articles in the Appendix to the Book of Concord.
Pull out your Book of Concord and join a lively discussion of the Lutheran Confessions. Each week, host Rev. Sean Smith and a roundtable groups of guests take an in-depth look at passages from parts of the Book of Concord so you can have a deeper understanding of your Lutheran faith.
Do you have questions about this program? Email Andrew.Bates@kfuo.org or call at (314) 996-1519.