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The Book of Concord 1580

The Book of Concord contains the confessional writings of the Lutheran Church: The Apostles, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds; The Augsburg Confession of 1530; The Apology of the Augsburg Confession; Luther's Smalcald Articles and Large Catechism; the Treatise on the Authority and Primacy of the Pope; and the Formula of Concord.

Gruber 19

Gruber 19 Concordia. Pia Et Unanimi Consensu Repetita Confessio Fidei & doctrinae Electorum, Principum, et Ordinum Imperii.Lipsiae Anno MDLXXX (1580).

German Edition, Gruber 20


Gruber 20 Concordia. Christliche Widerholete einmütige Bekentnüs nachbenanter Churfürsten, Fürsten und Stende Augspurgischer Confession. Dresden, MDLXXX (1580). This is the first German edition of the Book of Concord.

Concord, 1581

Concordia Christliche Wiederholete Einmüthige Bekantnis. This copy of the Book of Concord from 1581 was given to LSTC in 1988. Its binding is in poor condition.


Concord, 1663

Confessio Fidei. This is a Swedish Translation of the Book of Concord published in 1663.

Other copies of the Book of Concord in the LSTC Rare Book Collection include

The Gruber Collection was assembled by L. Franklin Gruber, President of Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary, Maywood, Illinois.

Annotation prepared by Ralph W Klein