Luther Against Denying Communion In Two Kinds

I conclude, then, that it is wicked and despotic to deny both kinds to the laity, and that this is not within the power of any angel, much less of any pope or council. Nor does the Council of Constance give me pause, for if its authority is valid, why not that of the Council of Basel as well, which decreed to the contrary that the Bohemians should be permitted to receive the sacrament in both kinds?

Martin Luther, The Babylonian Captivity of the Church in Works, vol. 36.27

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  1. “Both kinds…” Is this referring to the serving of the body and blood/ bread wine?

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