Martin Luther's public disputation with Johann Eck at Leipzig

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Martin Luther holds a public disputation with Johann Eck at Leipzig on matters of Christian doctrine. Luther ends up challenging the infallibility of papal decisions or interpretations of scripture, for which Eck brands him a latter-day Jan Huss, comparing him to the fifteenth-century Czech reformer executed for heresy.

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Editors. "Martin Luther's public disputation with Johann Eck at Leipzig". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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