Philipp Melanchthon (February 16, 1497 – April 19, 1560), born Philipp Schwartzerdt, was a German reformer, collaborator with Martin Luther, the first systematic theologian of the Protestant Reformation, intellectual leader of the Lutheran Reformation, and an influential designer of educational systems. He stands next to Luther and Calvin as a reformer, theologian, and molder of Protestantism. As much as Luther, he is the primary founder of Lutheranism.
Bretten, near Karlsruhe
Works by Philipp Melanchthon
Philipp Melanchthon, along with Martin Luther, was the primary founder of Lutheranism. In Apology of the Augsburg Confession, Melanchthon defends and elaborates upon his previous work, the Augsburg Confession, which is considered to be one of the most significant documents in the protestant reformation. This historical text will help reformed Christians understand the origins of many of their religious beliefs. Apology of the Augsburg Confession is a text that stands as a firm pillar of reformed theology.
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