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The Confutatio Pontificia edited - J. M. Reu

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The Confutatio Pontificia:

In Reference To The Matters Presented To His Imperial Majesty
By The Elector Of Saxony And Some Princes And States Of The
Holy Roman Empire, On The Subject And Concerning Causes
Pertaining To The Christian Orthodox Faith, The Following
Christian Reply Can Be Given._ August 3, 1530.
Edited by J. M. Reu.


CONFUTATIO PONTIFICIA, AUGUST 3, 1530

As His Worshipful Imperial Majesty received several days
since a Confession of Faith presented by the Elector the duke
of Saxony and several princes and two cities, to which their
names were affixed, with his characteristic zeal for the
glory of God, the salvation of souls, Christian harmony and
the public peace, he not only himself read the Confession,
but also, in order that in a matter of such moment he might
proceed the more thoroughly and seasonably, he referred the
aforesaid Confession to several learned, mature, approved and
honorable men of different nations for their inspection and
examination, and earnestly directed and enjoined them to
praise and approve what in the Confession was said aright and
in accord with Catholic doctrine, but, on the other hand, to
note that wherein it differed from the Catholic Church, and,
together with their reply, to present and explain their
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