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Historical Introductions to the Lutheran Confessions
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The Book of Concord
The Three Ecumenical Creeds
The Augsburg Confession
Melanchthon's Alterations of the Augsburg Confession
The Pontifical Confutation of the Augsburg Confession
The Apology of the Augsburg Confession
Smalcald Articles and Tract Concerning the Power and Primacy of the Pope
Luther's Efforts at Restoring Catechetical Instruction
The Small and Large Catechism of Luther
The Smalcald War and the Augsburg and Leipzig Interims
Controversies Following the Interim and Settled by the Formula of Concord
The Adiaphoristic Controversy
The Majoristic Controversy
The Synergistic Controversy
The Flacian Controversy
The Osiandrian and Stancarian Controversies
The Antinomistic Controversy
The Crypto-Calvinistic Controversy
Controversy on Christ's Descent into Hell
The Eleventh Article of the Formula of Concord on Predestination
Luther and Article XI of the Formula of Concord
Article XII of the Formula of Concord: Of Other Heretics and Sects
Origin, Subscription, Character, etc. of Formula of Concord
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