The Defense of the Augsburg Confession

Philipp MELANCHTHON (1497 - 1560), translated by Friedrich BENTE (1858 - 1930) and W. H. T. DAU (1864 - 1944)

The Apology of the Augsburg Confession was written by Philip Melanchthon during and after the 1530 Diet of Augsburg as a response to the Pontifical Confutation of the Augsburg Confession, Charles V's commissioned official Roman Catholic response to the Lutheran Augsburg Confession of June 25, 1530. It was intended to be a defense of the Augsburg Confession and a refutation of the Confutation. It was signed as a confession of faith by leading Lutheran magnates and clergy at the meeting of the Smalcald League in February, 1537, and subsequently included in the German [1580] and Latin [1584] Book of Concord. As the longest document in the Book of Concord, it offers the most detailed Lutheran response to the Roman Catholicism of that day as well as an extensive Lutheran exposition of the doctrine of Justification. (By Wikipedia)

Proof-listened by both Jeanie & Dawn Larsen

Genre(s): Christianity - Other

Language: English

Group: Christian Book of Concord (Concordia)

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00-Preface: Greetings & God (AC 1) Jonathan Lange
Play 01 01-I: Original Sin & Christ (AC 2 & 3) Jonathan Lange
Play 02 02-II: Justification (AC 4.1) Jonathan Lange
Play 03 03-III(1-61): Love and the Fulfilling of the Law (AC 4.2) Jonathan Lange
Play 04 04-III(62-164): Love and the Fulfilling of the Law (AC 4.2) Jonathan Lange
Play 05 05-III(165-222): Love and the Fulfilling of the Law (AC 4.2) Jonathan Lange
Play 06 06-III(223-279): Love and the Fulfilling of the Law (AC 4.2) Jonathan Lange
Play 07 07-IV: Church, Baptism, Holy Supper, & Confession (AC 7-11) Jonathan Lange
Play 08 08-V: Repentance (AC 12.1) Jonathan Lange
Play 09 09-VI: Repentance (AC 12.2) Jonathan Lange
Play 10 10-VII: Number and Use of Sacraments & Ecclesiastical Order (AC 13-14) Jonathan Lange
Play 11 11-VIII: Human Traditions, Political Order, Christ's Return, Free Will, Cause of Sin, & Good Works (AC 15-20) Jonathan Lange
Play 12 12-IX: Invocation of the Saints (AC 21) Jonathan Lange
Play 13 13-X: Both Kinds in the Sacrament (AC 22) Jonathan Lange
Play 14 14-XI: Marriage of Priests (AC 23) Jonathan Lange
Play 15 15-XII: The Mass (AC 24) Jonathan Lange
Play 16 16-XIII: Monastic Vows (AC 27) Jonathan Lange
Play 17 17-XIV: Ecclesiastical Power (AC 28) Jonathan Lange