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Leipzig Debate.

In 1518 J. Eck* challenged A. R. B. v. Karlstadt* to a pub. debate on matters involving Luth. doctrine. The debate was held 1519 in the great hall of castle Pleissenburg, Leipzig. Disputants: June 27–July 3, Eck and Karlstadt; July 4–13, Eck and M. Luther*; July 14–16, Eck and Karlstadt. Luther said that popes and councils were fallible and rested his case on Scripture alone. The univs. of Erfurt and Paris were to render a verdict on the debate, but Erfurt asked to be excused and Paris issued no statement till 1521, when it rendered a verdict adverse to Luther based on his writings, without mention of the Leipzig Debate. See also Agricola, Johann(es).

W. H. T. Dau, The Leipzig Debate in 1519 (St. Louis, 1919).

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