Full Text for Confessions 1- Volume 25 - Two Texts of the Augsburg Confession? (Video)

ROUGHLY EDITED COPY CONFESSIONS 1 CON1-Q025 JANUARY 2005 CAPTIONING PROVIDED BY: CAPTION FIRST, INC. P.O. BOX 1924 LOMBARD, IL 60148 * * * * * This text is being provided in a rough-draft format. Communications Access Realtime Translation (CART) is provided in order to facilitate communication accessibility and may not be a totally verbatim record of the proceedings. * * * * >> NICK: I notice that we have two texts of the Augsburg Confession in the Book of Concord. Why? >> DR. KLAUS DETLEV SHULTZ: Well, Nick, the answer to that is quite simple really. Melanchthon had submitted the Augsburg Confession on June 25, 1530 at the Diet of *Urksburg to the Emperor Charles in both editions, in the Latin and in the German. And so the Latin edition was kept by Emperor Charles V, whereas the German itself had the privilege of being read out aloud to all those representatives at the Diet of *Urksburg. So for this reason, we accept both texts as official and can be read and seen as both a commentary of each other and also pointing directly to the Lutheran theology itself. You have in your Book of Concord both texts presented where you have the Latin on the right-hand side and the German on the left-hand side.