The Catholicity of the Augsburg Confession

  title={The Catholicity of the Augsburg Confession},
  author={Avery Cardinal Dulles},
  journal={The Journal of Religion},
  pages={337 - 354}
  • A. Dulles
  • Published 1 October 1983
  • Philosophy
  • The Journal of Religion
The researches of the past few years converge in understanding that the CA [Confessio Augustana] as the basic Lutheran confessional document was drawn up as it was not only for diplomatic reasons, that it might be possible to interpret it under the laws of the empire as a catholic confession; it was also drafted with inner conviction as a searching for evangelical catholicity-as a painstaking effort to filter the bubbling cauldron of the early Reformation movement in such a way that it might… 
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Lutheran/Roman Catholic Discussion on the Augsburg Confession
  • Documents
  • 1977
The relevant sentences are quoted by Burgess
  • Christ-a New Community. The Proceedings of the Sixth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation
  • 1977
among others, has replied to Ratzinger's more recent position
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