Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification

20th Anniversary Edition

The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine Justification is a historic agreement, signed by Lutherans and Catholics on 31 October 1999 in Augsburg Germany, resolving divisions on the “basic truths” of salvation as a free gift from God. Commonly known as the JDDJ, it was later affirmed by the World Methodist Council (2006), the Anglican Consultative Council (2016) and the World Communion of Reformed Churches (2017), making it a multilateral agreement between five equal partners. In 2019, all five partners jointly re-affirmed their commitment to the JDDJ at a consultation at the Notre Dame University (USA).

The English, German, French, Spanish volumes of the 20th Anniversary Edition of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification consist of: 

  • Foreword by JDDJ signatories
  • Joint Declaration on the Doctrine Justification, its Official Common Statement and Annex
  • The World Methodist Council Statement of Association with the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification
  • Anglican Consultative Council Resolution 16.17: Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification
  • Association of the World Communion of Reformed Churches with the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification
  • Notre Dame Consultation Statement

The Italian translation was published in 2021.

 

Publisher | The Lutheran World Federation

Department | Office of the General Secretary; Ecumenical Relations

Publication date | 2019 & 2020

Pages | 64

ISBN | 978-2-940642-02-1 (EN) / 978-2-940642-03-8 (DE) / 978-2-940642-04-5 (FR) / 978-2-940642-05-2 (ES)

Language | English, German, French, Spanish, Italian 

 

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