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Naumburg Convention

1561. A conference of twelve Protestant princes and other German Protestant representatives held at Naumburg, Saxony, which sought to secure doctrinal unity, particularly on eucharistic doctrine. It agreed to recognize afresh the [[Augsburg Confession]] in both the Invariata (unaltered) edition of 1531 and the Variata (altered) edition of 1540, together with Melanchthon's Apology of 1531. Strict Lutheran divines such as M. Flacius* and T. Heshusius attacked the Invariata as heretical. A violent theological war ensued, ending in the triumph of strict Lutheranism in the [[Formula of Concord]].* The convention also received and rejected an invitation to send delegates to the third session of the [[Council of Trent]].*