Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran ChuReport as inadecuate




Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Chu - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

Download or read this book online for free in PDF: Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Chu


Source: http://www.libroteca.net/Gutb/indexes/autores_b.html


Teaser



Sat Apr 01 00:34:26 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by Friedrich Bente This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Author: Friedrich Bente Release Date: October 13, 2008 [EBook #26909] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK BOOKS OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCH *** Produced by Kurt A.
T.
Bodling, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Class of 1980 Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by F.
Bente I.
The Book of Concord, or The Concordia. 1.
General and Particular Symbols. Book of Concord, or Concordia, is the title of the Lutheran _corpus doctrinae, i.e._, of the symbols recognized and published under that name by the Lutheran Church.
The word symbol, _sumbolon,_ is derived from the verb _sumballein,_ to compare two things for the purpose of perceiving their relation and association.
_Sumbolon_ thus developed the meaning of _tessara,_ or sign, token, badge, banner, watchword, parole, countersign, confession, creed.
A Christian symbol, therefore, is a mark by which Christians are known.
And since Christianity is essentially the belief in the truths of the Gospel, its symbol is of necessity a confession of Christian doctrine.
The Church, accordingly, has from the beginning defined and regarded its symbols as a rule of faith or a rule of truth.
Says Augustine: -Symbolum est regula fidei brevis et grandis: brevis numero verborum, grandis pondere sententiarum.
A symbol is a rule of faith, both brief and grand: brief, as to the number of words, grand, as to the weight of its thoughts.- Cyprian was the first ...





Related documents