Religion: Augsburg Confession

Reverent gayety at Augsburg, Bavarian city on the River Lech, last week celebrated the 400th anniversary of the Augsburg Confession. Martin Luther, who all his adult life suffered with nervous headaches and sometimes with hallucinations, in 1517 posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church at Wittenberg. They were an effective protest against "abuses" of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Leo X excommunicated Luther as a heretic. Emperor Charles V outlawed him. Had he been arrested and convicted for his heresies, he...

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