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Articles of Faith
(2,807 words)

[German Version]

I. Western Church – II. Eastern Church

I. Western Church

CD=Corpus (Corpora) doctrinae, CO=Church Order

1. Concept and Content.

Articles of faith are officially authorized, textually authenticated doctrinal statements (Confession [of faith]), confession collections, CD) through which a constitutionally organized (Church order) Christian church articulates its own confessional insights, formulates a normative definition of its proclamation and doctrine, and thus simultaneously distances itsel…

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Peters, Christian and Hauptmann, Peter, “Articles of Faith”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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