The Augsburg Interim is proclaimed as an attempt at compromise
settlement of religious differences in Germany. Clerical marriage
is permitted, the laity are to receive communion in both kinds and
the doctrine of justification by faith is modified; all seven
sacraments are retained and the dogma of transubstantiation is
reaffirmed. The terms of the acceptance of the Interim by the
German Diet are, however, vague; the city of Magdeburg, centre of
opposition, is placed under the ban of the Empire.
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Editors. "The Augsburg Interim attempts religious compromise". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14779, accessed 24 June 2017.]
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