The Augsburg Confession

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Confession Confutation Apology [Defense]


The Confession of Faith which was submitted to His Imperial Majesty Charles V at the Diet of Augsburg in the year 1530 by certain princes and cities.
I will speak of thy testimonies before kings, and will not be put to shame.
— Psalm 119:46

Editor’s Introduction

Preface to the Emperor Charles V

I. God

II. Original Sin

III. The Son of God

IV. Justification

V. The Ministry

VI. New Obedience

VII. The Church

VIII. What the Church Is

IX. Baptism

X. The Lord’s Supper

XI. Confession

XII. Repentance

XIII. The Use of the Sacraments

XIV. Order in the Church

XV. Church Ceremonies

XVI. Civil Government

XVII. Christ’s Return for Judgment

XVIII. Free Will

XIX. The Cause of Sin

XX. Good Works

XXI. Worship of the Saints

A Summary of the Conflict

A Review of the Various Abuses That Have Been Corrected

XXII. Both Kinds in the Sacrament

XXIII. The Marriage of Priests

XXIV. The Mass

XXV. Confession

XXVI. The Distinction of Meats

XXVII. Monastic Vows

XXVIII. Church Authority


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