The Book of Concord

The Book of Concord (The Lutheran Confessions) contains documents explaining what Christians believed and taught regarding the Holy Scriptures from the 2nd to the 16th Century A.D. It includes three creeds which originated in the ancient church, the Apostles' Creed (2nd Century), the Nicene Creed (325), and the Athanasian Creed (6th or 7th Century). It also contains the Reformation writings known as the Augsburg Confession (1530), the Apology of the Augsburg Confession (1531), the Smalcald Articles (1536), the Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope (1537), Martin Luther's Small and Large Catechisms (1529), and the Formula of Concord (1577).