Epistola Lutheriana ad Leonem decimum summum pontificem Tractatus de libertate Christiana

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Epistola Lutheriana ad Leonem decimum summum pontificem Tractatus de libertate Christiana

 

 

Name:
Luther, Martin, 1483-1546 (Author)
Title:
Epistola Lutheriana ad Leonem decimum summum pontificem Tractatus de libertate Christiana
Other Titles:
Letter of Martin Luther to Leo X, Supreme Pontiff: A Tract on Christian Liberty
Abstract:
In this preface to his key work On the Freedom of the Christian, Luther appeals directly to the Pope in his own defense and to address the failures of the Church. Luther is variously obsequious and brash in making his case:"Among those monstrous evils of this age with which I have now for three years been waging war, I am sometimes compelled to look to you and to call you to mind, most blessed father Leo. In truth, since you alone are everywhere considered as being the cause of my engaging in war, I cannot at any time fail to remember you; and although I have been compelled by the causeless raging of your impious flatterers against me to appeal from your seat to a future council...yet I have never been so alienated in feeling from your Blessedness as not to have sought with all my might, in diligent prayer and crying to God, all the best gifts for you and for your see. But those who have hitherto endeavored to terrify me with the majesty of your name and authority, I have begun quite to despise and triumph over."
Format:
books
Genre:
books
Place of Origin:
Vuittembergae
Publisher:
[Johann Grünenberg
Date:
[1520]
Physical Description:
[34] pages ; 19 cm
Note:
original filename:1900200036Date of imprint on page [34]Signatures: A-C[superscript 4], D[superscript 5]
Language:
Latin
Library Location:
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
4585559
Digital Project:
Martin Luther at the birth of the modern world
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-c3jz-p841