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Thirteen Articles

1538. A Latin manuscript entitled A Book containing Divers Articles de Unitate Dei et Trinitate Personarum, de Peccato Originali, etc. discovered among papers belonging to Archbishop Cranmer.* Possibly connected with discussions between conservative Lutheran divines invited to England in 1538 by [[Henry VIII]]* and an English committee of three bishops and four doctors, it may have been the basis of negotiation, or perhaps a record of doctrines actually agreed. The articles are closely akin to the [[Augsburg Confession]].*