This opposes the pseudo-materialist conception of Anaxagoras's Mind as causal agent, and engages the adiaphoristic
element that contradicts Empedocles's notion that this sorting is waged on the order of innate love and strife of the matter involved.
Nathan Montover rehearses the historical context of Article X of the Formula of Concord, which dealt with the adiaphoristic
controversy of the sixteenth century.
Shortly after his death a controversy arose in Lutheranism that echoed Luther's confession and promise, a conflict now commonly called the adiaphoristic controversy.
After considering the causes of the adiaphoristic controversy, namely the defeat of the Schmalkald League and the imposition of the Augsburg Interim on German lands, it must be concluded that the primary issues at stake were not only theological but were also the result of a collision between theological principles and political realities.
The history behind the adiaphoristic controversy tells the story of how the Lutheran movement survived past the lifetime of its great leader.
The adiaphoristic controversy was rooted in a particular conflict that demanded a particular response.
Arguing that the 1977 LCMS convention should reject LBW, Schmidt cites the adiaphoristic
controversy of the sixteenth-century Formula of Concord X, which forbids concessions on nonessentials (adiaphora), like liturgical ritual, when under persecution.