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Book of Concord (Module Update)

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Okay, so this one isn’t fully polished, but I did want to do something big for the release of BibleWorks 8 and since I don’t have anything else close enough to being ready, this will have to suffice. (**Note this file will work in BW7 as well).

A few years ago I released a Book of Concord HTML module for BibleWorks, which was based on public domain text available. Well since that time, more material has been made available making an update quite necessary. To give you an idea of how major of an update this is, the old zip file was approx. 1.3 MB, the new one is 3.8 MB big. So what’s new?

  1. German text of the entire Book of Concord
  2. An alternate English translation of the Augsburg Confession
  3. Materials considered “source and context” text, things like the 95 Theses, Heidelberg Disputation, the Saxon Visitation articles, etc.
  4. Text from Bente’s Historical Introductions to the Lutheran Confessions and more.

I expect there to be a few bad links here or there of the new material, since I did this in haste, so let me know. Also, I expect sometime in the future (though when God only knows) to add BW refs to the additional material as well, but I don’t see this in the immediate future. Nevertheless, I assumed that people might receive benefit of the text the way it is, so I decided to release it. Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD ~ Unzip files to the subfolder “databases” in BibleWorks. If you have previously downloaded the Book of Concord Module, these files will overwrite your old ones.

New Module - Reformation Confessions

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Now available a module which includes various Reformation related confessions including:

  • Luther’s 95 Theses
  • Augsburg Confession of 1530
  • Heidelberg Confession
  • The Canons of Dort
  • Westminster Confession of Faith
  • Waldensian Confession
  • Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy