Origin of Th Reforme

Origin of Th Reforme

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...Baden, Hamburg and Lubeck. Its success at first was so great that a general synod of all Germany was talked of, to adopt it and to make it the creed of all Germany. But it soon became evident that that would not be wise. For a reaction set in against it. The Formula of Concord became, as Hospinian calls it, 'an apple of discord.' While most of the princes signed it, quite a number refused to sign it. Some good Lutheran princes refused to have anything to do with it, as they clung to the old Lutheranism of the Augsburg Confession. Count Richard of Simmern in the Palatinate, a strict Lutheran, refused to have anything to do with it. The sister of the King of Denmark, the Electress of Saxony, sent to the King of Denmark two beautifully bound copies of the Formula of Concord, and asked him to examine it and adopt it. Frederick, the king, in a restless night-which he spent at the castle at Antworskon, took both books and threw them into the chamber fire, so that no specimen of this destructive book should be found in his dominion. In Holstein, the Formula of Concord was forbidden, under paiu of death. The states of Hesse, Anhalt, Nassau, Pomera The King of Denmark, although he was a foreign king, yet had a share in the German politics, as he was the Duke of Schleswig Holstein. nia, Saxe-Luneberg, Zweibriicken, and the free cities of Bremen, Nuremberg and Strasburg, repudiated it. But, while they rejected it for being too high Lutheran, Hamburg and Lubeck declared it was not high Lutheran enough for them. Even the Duke of Brunswick, the friend of Chemnitz, one of its authors, finally refused to sign it. Andrea went from court to court to have it signed. Some of the princes refused point blank to sign it. Others objected to the clause in it that...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236489608
  • 9781236489609