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Protestantism - Confessions of Faith
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Part of Protestantism:

1. Self-Understanding

2. Church Constitutions

3. Confessions of Faith

4. Theology

The “Confessions” in Protestantism are written summaries of doctrine which purport to contain the revelation contained in Scripture, as norm of public preaching. Three factors were operative in their formulation. (i) The belief of the Reformers needed justification in the face of the existing authorities and of Christendom as a whole, and so the attempt was made to show its agreement with Scripture and the…

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Wenzel Lohff, “Protestantism - Confessions of Faith”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 04 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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