The article contrasts the more ecumenical spirit of the Augsburg Confession with the more defensive 'fortress' mentality of the Formula of Concord and the preface to the Book of Concord. Both the former's use of 'unitas' and the latter's use of 'concordia' are described and criticized positively and negatively in terms of both documents. This study relates this comparison and contrast to current Lutheran dialogues with other denominations and groups, addressing the tension between Lutheran confessionalism and Christian ecumenism and provides positive suggestions.
"Concordia' and 'unitas' in the Lutheran confessions: dialogue within the Reformation spirit,"
Consensus: Vol. 7:
3, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholars.wlu.ca/consensus/vol7/iss3/1