I. Origin – II. Content – III. Further history
The Augsburg Confession of 1530 is the most important confessional document (Articles of Faith) of Protestantism.
In early 1530 conditions seemed unexpectedly favorable for a settlement of the religious quarrels that had broken out in the empire. After peace agreements with Pope Clement V (1523–34) and Francis I of France (1515–47) Emperor Charles V (1519–56) could for the first time since 1521 turn his attention again to Ger…