The Anglican and Lutheran churches came into existence as distinct entities within the Western church in the sixteenth century, and during that period had a great deal of mutual exchange and influence, as can be witnessed in the similarities that the Anglican Thirty-Nine Articles bear to the Augsburg Confession. The twentieth- and twenty-first-century dialogue has sought to be build on these already existing similarities in theology, liturgy, and church culture in order to bring the respective global communions into closer fellowship. Official dialogue on the international level has taken place since 1972, greatly enhanced by a number of significant full-communion agreements on the regional level. The major texts are listed and linked below.

The Pullach Report (1972)

The Helsinki Report (1982)

The Niagara Report (1987)

The Meissen Agreement (1988)

The Porvoo Common Statement (1992)

The Hanover Report (1996)

Called to Common Mission (1999)

The Reuilly Declaration (1999)

Growth in Communion (2000)

The Waterloo Declaration (2001)

Further opportunities for dialogue on a more informal level are convened by the Society of Anglican and Lutheran Theologians (SALT) and the Anglican-Lutheran Society.