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Martin Luther (1483—1546) German Protestant theologian

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A memorandum summarizing the disciplinary and ceremonial demands of M. Luther, P. Melanchthon, J. Bugenhagen, and J. Jonas which was handed to the Diet of Augsburg (1530).

They are to be distinguished from the Torgau Book of 1576 produced by a group of theologians called to reconcile the Swabian-Saxon Confession and the Maulbronn Formula. J. Andreae's summary of it was incorporated in the Formula of Concord (q.v.).

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