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Concord, Formula of
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The Formula of Concord (Formula Concordiae) of 1577 is the result of the trans-regional settlement effort conducted in protracted, tedious negotiations intended to provide a common doctrinal basis for the Lutheran state churches that had splintered through doctrinal disputes after Luther's death and had separated into various doctrinal traditions – notably that of the Philippists (adherents of Melanchthon) and the Gnesio-Lutherans. Through its inclusion in the Book of Concord, the Formula of Concord attai…

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Wallmann, Johannes, “Concord, Formula of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_12094>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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