Discover the Chief Confession of the Lutheran Church

Enroll now for free and join Melanchthon Scholar, Dr. Scott Keith, as he explores the theology of the Augsburg Confession.

Theology of the Augsburg Confession

By 1530, this Protestant Reformation had reached a boiling point. In the town of Augsburg, the first evangelicals set the record straight in The Augsburg Confession. This confession outlines the theology of Luther and the first evangelicals. Join Dr. Scott Keith–1517 Executive Director and author of, "Being Dad: Father as a Picture of God's Grace"–as he guides us through the Augsburg Confession and explains its key elements.

Course Syllabus

  • A Historical Introduction

    Dr. Scott Keith begins by introducing the historical setting of the Diet of Augsburg.

  • Articles I-IV

    Included in the session is an exploration of articles one through four, including: God, Original Sin, The Son of God, and Justification.

  • Articles V-X

    Included in the session is an exploration of articles five through ten, including: The Office of the Ministry, The New Obedience or 'Good Works,' and more.

  • Articles XI-XIV

    Included in the session is an exploration of articles eleven through fourteen, including: Confession, Repentance, and more.

  • Articles XV-XIX

    Included in the session is an exploration of articles fifteen through nineteen, including: Freedom of the Will, Civil Government, and more.

  • Final Conclusion

    In this final session we'll conclude with one more look at the text of the Augsburg Confession.