him at the second hearing (18 April) when his expected steadfastness asserted itself, and his refusal was uttered with steady composure and firm voice, in Latin and German, that, unless convinced of his errors by the Scriptures or plain reason. The Zwinglians were not admitted. 150 Luther's 1524 creedal hymn " Wir glauben all an einen Gott " We All Believe in One True God is a three-stanza confession of faith prefiguring Luther's 1529 three-part explanation of the Apostles' Creed in the Small Catechism. From the German by John Nowell. It consists of "a torrent of the grossest abuse of Erasmus " (Walch,. God, and prayerfulness" Corpus Reformatorum Halle, 1834). The Diet of Speyer (21 February-22 April, 1529 presided over by King Ferdinand, as the emperor's deputy, like that held in the same city three years earlier, arrived at a real compromise. 132 It remains in use today, along with Luther's hymns and his translation of the Bible. The object lesson which was to bring the enforcement of the full rigour of the law to the attention of the princes was the Peasants' War. In the meantime Luther was saturating himself with published and unpublished humanistic anti-clerical literature so effectually that his passionate hatred of Rome and the pope, his genesis of Antichrist, his contemptuous scorn for his theological opponents, his effusive professions of patriotism, his acquisition of the.
Brecht, 2:26063, 67; Mullett, 18486. This early part of Luther's career was one of his most creative and productive. And the other heretics have in-devilled, through-devilled, over-devilled corrupt hearts and lying mouths, and no one should pray for them all of them "were brought to their death by the fiery darts and spears of the devil " (Walch,. Do not assail this divine Aeneid ; nay, rather prostrate revere the ground that it treads. Luther himself, however, believed that he had been born in 1484. Methuen Co (Lancashire Pamphlets). Reu, Luther and the Scriptures, (Columbus, Ohio: Wartburg Press, 1944. Retrieved ; Mullett, 18081. 254 A piece of paper was later found on which Luther had written his last statement. This evoked Luther's "Responsio ad Silv. The first reply, on account of its prolixity, and bitter and irritating tone, was quickly rejected, nor did the emperor allow the "Confutation of the Augsburg Confession" to be read before the Diet (3 August) until it had been pruned and softened down.