Bedencken auffs Interim. (Magdeburg, Hans Walther),

MELANCHTHON Philip (1548.)


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4to. [16]ff. (last blank). Modern boards.

Melanchthon's consideration of the Interim was written amidst the harsh realities of the Protestant defeat in the Schmalkaldic War and the threat of the imperial takeover of his beloved Wittenberg University. It is conciliatory in tone, yet it aroused the Magdeburgers and other "gnesio-Lutherans" (true Lutherans) against him, since they believed that he had abandoned fundamental Lutheran theological principles.VD 16, M 4327. Hohenemser 3562. Kuczynski 1949. Knaake II, 613."Wichtig und selten" (K.).

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