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Agenda Controversy.

Occasioned by introd. of the Prussian Liturgy by Frederick* William III. In 1787 some congs. had petitioned for amendment of the Agenda. At the direction of the king, R. F. Eylert* drafted a new liturgy 1814, but the king rejected it as not sufficiently Luth. In 1816 an anonymous liturgy for the Court and Garrison Ch. at Potsdam appeared; it may have been composed by the king. F. D. E. Schleiermacher* attacked it as inadequate in richness and simplicity. When the king championed it and moved to make it acceptable and authoritative, Schleiermacher challenged his right and authority in the matter and, with others, claimed the right to vary from any Agenda. See also Bunsen, Christian Karl Josias von; Prussian Union.

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