The Apology (Defense) of the Augsburg Confession (1531)

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The Apology of the Augsburg Confession (1531)

by Philip Melanchthon

Translated by F. Bente and W. H. T. Dau


Table of Contents

 Philip Melanchthon’s Introduction to the Apology

 Article I: Of God

 Article II (I): Of Original Sin

 Article III: Of Christ

 Article IV (II): Of Justification

       What is Justifying Faith?

       That Faith in Christ Justifies

       That We Obtain Remission of Sins by Faith Alone in Christ

 Article (III): Of Love and the Fulfilling of the Law

       Reply to the Arguments of the Adversaries

 Articles VII and VIII: Of the Church

 Article IX: Of Baptism

 Article X: Of the Holy Supper

Article XI: Of Confession

 Article XII (V): Of Repentance

 Article (VI): Of Confession and Satisfaction [continued]

 Article XIII (VII): Of the Number and Use of the Sacraments

 Article XIV: Of Ecclesiastical Order

 Article XV (VIII): Of Human Traditions in the Church

Article XVI: Of Political Order

 Article XVII: Of Christ’s Return to Judgment

 Article XVIII: Of Free Will

 Article XIX: Of the Cause of Sin

Article XX: Of Good Works

 Article XXI (IX): Of the Invocation of Saints

 Article XXII (X): Of Both Kinds in the Lord’s Supper

 Article XXIII (XI): Of the Marriage of Priests

 Article XXIV (XII): Of the Mass

       What a Sacrifice Is, and What Are the Species of Sacrifice

       What the Fathers Thought concerning Sacrifice

       Of the Use of the Sacrament, and of Sacrifice

       Of the Term Mass

       Of the Mass for the Dead

 Article XXVII (XIII): Of Monastic Vows

 Article XXVIII (XIV): Of Ecclesiastical Power

Published in: Triglot Concordia: The Symbolical Books of the Ev. Lutheran Church (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1921). This text was converted to ASCII format for Project Wittenberg by Allen Mulvey and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text.

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