Melanchthon Statue

Statue of Melanchthon at the Reformation monument in Worms.

Philipp Melanchthon

Movement Magisterial Reformation
Born Bretten, 1497
Died Wittenberg, 1560
Significance Melanchthon was a German humanist and theologian. He was a close associate of Luther and authored the Augsburg Confession in 1530.
Works Augsburg Confession
Critiques by Melanchthon Kaspar the Centimanus
Critiques of Melanchthon Luther on Melanchthon, Erasmus, Luther, and Karlstadt
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Augsburg Confession

Preface to the Emperor Charles V.

Most Invincible Emperor, Caesar Augustus, Most Clement Lord:
Inasmuch as Your Imperial Majesty has summoned a Diet of the
Empire here at Augsburg to deliberate concerning measures against
the Turk, that most atrocious, hereditary, and ancient enemy of
the Christian name and religion, in what way, namely, effectually
to withstand his furor and assaults by strong and lasting
military provision; and then also concerning dissensions in the
matter of our holy religion and Christian Faith, that in this
matter of religion the opinions and judgments of the parties
might be heard in each other's presence; and considered and
weighed among ourselves in mutual charity, leniency, and
kindness, in order that, after the removal and correction of such
things as have been treated and understood in a different manner
in the writings on either side, these matters may be settled and
brought back to one simple truth and Christian...

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