Lutheran Patristic Catholicity

The Vincentian Canon and the Consensus Patrum in Lutheran Orthodoxy

By Quentin D. Stewart

This book examines how Lutheranism continued to define itself as the evangelical catholic faith during almost two centuries of struggle over "ownership" of the fathers. Central to the discussion is Martin Chemnitz, who grappled with charges of theological novelty, appealed to a qualified consensus of the fathers, and responded to Trent's claim to the ancient ecumenical consensus. Subsequent responses of Lutheran Orthodoxy to the Roman Catholic defense of Tridentine dogma - and its particular appeal to the ancient consensus and, later, to the patristic ecumenism of Georg Calixt - are also explored. (Series: Works of Historical and Systematic Theology / Arbeiten zur Historischen und Systematischen Theologie - Vol. 20) [Subject: Religious Studies, History]


Publication Date: 6/8/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643905673