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Debating the SacramentsPrint and Authority in the Early Reformation$
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Amy Nelson Burnett

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190921187

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190921187.001.0001

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The Lord’s Supper in Catechetical Literature

The Lord’s Supper in Catechetical Literature

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(p.249) 12 The Lord’s Supper in Catechetical Literature
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Debating the Sacraments
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Amy Nelson Burnett

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190921187.003.0012

The introduction of a pre-communion examination in Wittenberg was the catalyst for the incorporation of a section on the Lord’s Supper into the earliest evangelical catechisms, which began to be produced in 1525. Throughout the second half of the 1520s, Luther’s sermons on communion preparation increasingly emphasized belief in Christ’s bodily presence, but this emphasis was not reflected in catechisms written outside of Wittenberg, which continued to teach positions from Luther’s pre-1525 writings. There were very few sacramentarian catechisms, with the most important being the Strasbourg catechism by Wolfgang Capito. The St. Gallen catechism modified the older catechism of the Bohemian Brethren, while the communion preparation advice produced in Augsburg emphasized positions both sides could accept.

Keywords:   communion, catechism, Martin Luther, Wolfgang Capito, Bohemian Brethren, Wittenberg

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