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Visitations begin in Saxony

The first parish visitations in Electoral Saxony proceeded in fits and stops from 1526 through 1528. In 1526, the recess of the Diet of Speyer suspended the Edict of Worms, which had proscribed Luther’s teachings in the empire, and this … Continue reading

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Schmalkaldic League meets to discuss proposed council

When Pope Paul III convoked a council for 1537, the evangelical territories had to decide whether or not to attend. John Frederick, elector of Saxony, solicited the opinions of Wittenberg jurists and theologians. The Schmalkaldic League was to convene in … Continue reading

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