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…