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Confutation of the Augsburg Confession
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The Confutation (Confutatio) was a Catholic response to the Augsburg Confession (CA), which had been presented to the emperor. Late in June 1530, some 20 Catholic theologians (including J. Eck, J. Cochlaeus, and J. Fabri) were instructed to compose a refutation of the CA. The form it should take was disputed: the imperial court wanted a confessional presentation of Catholic teaching, while the papal legate wanted a definitive rejection of the teaching of the CA. There are three distinct texts of the Confutation: (1) the Responsio theologorum (CR 27, 85–97), a prol…

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Peters, Christian, “Confutation of the Augsburg Confession”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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