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Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification
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The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ) is an official statement of the Roman Catholic Church and the churches of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) affirming that a consensus exists between them on “basic truths of the doctrine of justification” and thus that the condemnations relating to justification contained in the documents of each church no longer apply to the other. It was developed between 1993 and 1997 and was signed by r…

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Root, Michael, “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 29 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_J198>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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