The founding document of the Lutheran church, composed by Philip MelanchthonPhilipp Melanchthon (A.D. 1497–1560) German theologian, reformer, and professor at the University of Wittenberg, Martin Luther’s colleague and bes... more and presented by the Lutheran princes to the emperorRefers to the Emperor of the Roman Empire and its succeeding Byzantine Empire as well as the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, beginning with Charlemagn... more Charles V(A.D. 1500–1558) Charles V ruled over an extensive Empire, including the Holy Roman Empire, the Kingdom of Spain and it’s American territories, th... more at the Diet of Augsburg(A.D. 1530) The Diet, resembling a form of Medieval Great Council for the Holy Roman Empire, was convened irregularly at different locations. Notably,... more in 1530. This confessionthis word has several theological uses. 1) It refers to the act of confessing one’s sins, and particularly the confession of sins to a priest in the... more is the most important doctrinal document of Lutheran Churcha term translated from the Greek word “Ecclesia” which means an assembly called together and is sometime translated as a congregation. A church is... more.