Session Notes

What We Will Learn Today

  1. The Setting of the Diet of Augsburg
  2. Key Characters in the story
  3. What Led to the Writing of the "Augustana"?
  4. General Outline of the Augsburg Confession Content

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Convocation of the Diet

  1. Charles V
  2. Clement VII
  3. Imperial Order
  4. Deliberation or Condemnation

The Preparations of the Elector

  1. Summons
  2. The Elector
  3. Theologians
    1. Luther
    2. Jonas
    3. Melanchthon
    4. Musa
    5. Spalatin

The Torgau Articles

  1. Pre-Augustana
  2. Team Effort
  3. External Usages
  4. Never Used at Augsburg
  5. The Schwabach Articles

Schwabach Conference

  1. Upper Germany
  2. Agreement
  3. Disagreement
  4. Use

The Journey to the Diet

  1. The Team
  2. Coburg
  3. Luther and the “Ban”
  4. Arrival

Preparations of the Confession

  1. Melanchthon the Writer
  2. Changes
  3. Miserable Eck!
  4. Luther’s Help

Delivery of the Confession

  1. June 25, 1530
  2. Dr. Bayer’s Loud Voice!
  3. The Emperor’s Loud Snores!
  4. German
  5. Latin
  6. Signed by the Princes
  7. Never to be Seen Again

The Content

  1. Summation
  2. Justification
  3. Means of Grace
  4. Civil and Religious Life
  5. Fundamental Confession
  6. “The Church of the Augsburg Confession”