Luther’s Small Catechism

Lesson 8: The Sacrament of Holy Communion in Martin Luther’s Small Catechism

Lesson 8: The Sacrament of Holy Communion in Martin Luther’s Small Catechism

Understanding Luther’s understanding of the Sacrament of the Altar has become more relevant recently as many churches engage in a largely unnoticed ecumenical movement toward full communion. The term is almost a play on words as it primarily means efforts to develop complete relationships. However, the first steps have been official statements that two denominations […]

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Lesson 7: The Sacrament of Baptism in Martin Luther’s Small Catechism

Lesson 7: The Sacrament of Baptism in Martin Luther’s Small Catechism

You get an idea of the critical role played by the sacraments in Lutheran thought by examining Article VII of the Augsburg Confession. It defines the Holy Christian Church as “the assembly of all believers among whom the Gospel is preached in its purity and the holy sacraments are administered according to the Gospel. For […]

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