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Christian Confessions of Faith

Protestant denominations are usually associated with confessions of faith, which are similar to creeds but usually longer.

  • The Sixty-seven Articles of the Swiss reformers, drawn up by Zwingli in 1523;
  • The Schleitheim Confession of the Anabaptist Swiss Brethren drawn up in 1527 - (being Anabaptist, this confession was not Protestant in the usual sense);
  • The Augsburg Confession of 1530, the work of Martin Luther and Philip Melanchthon, which marked the breach with Rome;
  • The Tetrapolitan Confession of the German Reformed Church, 1530;
  • The Smalcald Articles of Martin Luther, 1537
  • The Guanabara Confession of Faith, 1558, the first Protestant writing in the Americas. By the martyr French Huguenots Jean du Bourdel, Matthieu Verneuil, Pierre Bourdon and AndrĂ© la Fon at the site of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • The Gallic Confession, 1559;
  • The Scots Confession, drawn up by John Knox in 1560;
  • The Belgic Confession drawn up by Guido de Bres in 1561;
  • The Thirty-nine Articles of the Church of England in 1562;
  • The Formula of Concord and its Epitome in 1577;
  • The Irish Articles in 1615;
  • The Westminster Confession of Faith in 1647 was the work of the Westminster Assembly of Divines and has commended itself to the Presbyterian Churches of all English-speaking peoples, and also in other languages.
  • The Savoy Declaration of 1658 which was a modification of the Westminster Confession to suit Congregationalist polity;
  • The Baptist Confession of 1689 which had much in common with the Westminster Confession, but differed from it on a number of distinctions held important by the English Calvinistic Baptists;
  • The Confession of Faith of the Calvinistic Methodists (Presbyterians) of Wales of 1823.

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