Credal Documents

The faith of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark, and thus the faith of the Danish Lutheran Church of Vancouver, B.C., is based on the Bible and

No Book of Concord

After Martin Luther’s death in 1546, disputes arose about the exact faith of the Lutheran Church. The Book of Concord was compiled in 1580 in an effort to end these disputes and define the faith.

However, Danes had not been particularly involved in these disputes, and the Danish King, Frederik II, didn’t see any reason to impose a solution to a problem he didn’t have. Indeed, he banned possession of The Book of Concord and burned his own copy. In consequence, the Danish Church has, perhaps, been slightly more tolerant than her sister churches of dissenting views within the church.