The Augsburg Interim attempts religious compromise

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Historical Context Note

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
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  1. European Dynastic and Religious Wars 16th-17th Centuries: Germany and Central Europe