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Augsburg Confession

1530. A summary of the evangelical faith presented to Emperor Charles V* for the Diet of Augsburg. Commissioned by John, elector of Saxony, it was written by Luther, [[Justus Jonas]], Bugenhagen, and Melanchthon. The group, which met at Torgau, had before it the Schwabach Articles written in 1529 and the articles presented during the [[Marburg Colloquy]]. The call for the diet indicated the emperor's hope that some conciliation between Catholics and Protestants might be achieved. This, with the recent failure at Marburg with the Zwinglians, might explain the conciliatory and irenic wording of the document.