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Reformation Era Documents -

Church Orders


1531

Gruber 159

Gruber 159

Gruber 159 Johann Bugenhagen. Der Erbarn Stadt Braunschwyg Christenliche Ordenung...Durch Joan. Bugenhagen Pomer beschriben 1531.

As territories turned Lutheran, they attempted to reorder their worship and church life according to evangelical principles. Between 1523 and 1555 135 church orders were produced. Bugenhagen was Luther's confidant and personal confessor, promoter of education, and a reformer of many parts of northern Germany and Denmark.

Erasmus

Johann Bugenhagen

 


1533

Gruber 31

Gruber 31

Gruber 31 Kirchen Ordnung. In meiner gnedigen herrn der Margraven zu Brandenburg und eins Erbern Rats der Stat Nürnberg... MDXXXIII. Followed by Catechismus oder Kinder predig. Johan Petreium Anno MDXXXIII.

This order, one of the most influential among German Lutherans, was written principally by Andrew Osiander and John Brenz.

Osiander

Andrew Osiander

Brenz

John Brenz

 


 

Gruber 63

Gruber 63

 

Gruber 63 Kirchen Ordnung. In meiner gnedigen herrn der Margraven zu Brandenburg Und eins Erbern Rats der Stat Nürmberg...MDXXXIII.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Annotation prepared by Ralph W Klein