Re: CHAT: R: Re: CHAT: Pronunciation (Re: Whiteness?)
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 8, 2000, 17:14|
Nik Taylor wrote:
> Which makes the name Diet of Worms rather amusing. :-) I can't
> remember exactly what the Diet of Worms was, but it was an event in the
> schism between Catholic and Lutheran.
It was a meeting in 1521 at Worms of the Reichstag, the Imperial German
legislative/judicial body. Martin Luther was called to answer for his
written works before it. Supposedly, he closed his speech with
"Hier steh' ich; ich kann nicht anders. Gott hilf mir; Amen."
("Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise. God help me, Amen.")
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