The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Schmalkalden, Articles of

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Schmalkalden, Articles of
Edition of 1920. See also Smalcald Articles on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

SCHMALKALDEN, shmäl'käl"dĕn, Articles of, a Protestant confession which was drawn up at the instance of John Frederick, Elector of Saxony, by Luther and other divines, and signed at Schmalkalden in February 1537. These articles were essentially the same as those of the Confession of Augsburg, but in much stronger language. See Reformation, The.