Friday, April 17, 2009

The Diet of Worms

Since I have been posting on the Augsburg Confession, it seems appropriate to note that it was 488 years ago today that Martin Luther appeared before the Diet of Worms to defend his beliefs. The diet later declared Luther to be a heretic.

By the way, the "Diet of Worms" has nothing to do with Luther's eating habits. A "diet" was a formal assembly of princes or estates to deliberate a matter. Worms was the small town on the Rhine River in which the assembly was held.

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