Concordia Theological Monthly

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peace of augsburg, peace, princes, emperor charles, germany, protestants, pope, reformation, diet of worms, lutheran

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Religious Peace of Augsburg, an event regarded so highly and of such importance in the history of the Lutheran Reformation that the 100th, 200th, and 300th anniversaries were celebrated throughout the Lutheran Church in the respective years. Our fathers have regarded it as a special intervention of God to save the Reformation from total collapse. In an article sketching the history of this Diet of Augsburg one of the early leaders of the Missouri Synod. F. C. D. Wyneken, calls the adoption of this peace treaty "the end of the Reformation, when, after a long struggle, by God's grace, the most valuable treasure of the church was attained: freedom" (Lutheraner, September 25, 1855 ).


History of Christianity

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars