It’s time for a deep dive into the history surrounding the Augsburg Confession! In this episode, hear answers to questions like:
- Why did Emperor Charles V calling for a general assembly at Augsburg in 1530?
- How much of the significance of the Augsburg Confession in its day was political and how much was religious or theological?
- Why didn’t Luther write the Augsburg Confession?
- What are the various articles that are included in the Augsburg Confession, and why they the ones the Lutherans choose to address?
- Why did the Lutheran confessors find it necessary to draft a reply defending the Augsburg Confession, called the Apology of the Augsburg Confession?
Dr. Jack Kilcrease joins host Rev. Sean Smith to discuss the history of the Augsburg Confession. Dr. Kilcrease is associate professor of Historical & Systematic Theology for the Institute of Lutheran Theology and member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, MI.
Study the Lutheran Confession of Faith found in the Book of Concord with lively discussions led by host Rev. Sean Smith and guest LCMS pastors. Join us as these Christ-confessing Concordians read through and discuss the Book of Concord and Confessional topics in order to gain a deeper understanding of our Lutheran faith and daily application in our vocations.
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