In order to crush Crypto-Calvinism, which under Chancellor Nikolaus Crell* was again rearing its head in Electoral Saxony, a gen. visitation of chs. and schools was ordered at Torgau 1592, to be conducted acc. to the Articles of Visitation (Visitation-Artikel in gantzen Churkreiss Sachsen), drawn up 1593 by A. Hunnius,* J. Löner,* W. Mamphrasius,* M. Mirus, G. Mylius,* et al. Four articles treat the Lord's Supper, the Person of Christ, Holy Baptism, and the Election of Grace, each in from 4 to 6 terse, canonlike sentences in substantial agreement with the FC To these are added just as terse statements of the errors of the Calvinists on these points. These Articles had to be confessed by all preachers and teachers and for a long time had a confessional character, esp. in Saxony.
For 1527 Arts. of Visitation see Melanchthon, Philipp; Visitations, Church.
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