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History of the Reformation of the sixteenth century

by Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné

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V

CONTENTS.
BOOK V.

THE LEIPSIC DISPUTATION. 1519.

CHAPTER I.

Luther's Danger—God preserves Luther—The Pope sends a Chamberlain—The Legate's Journey—Roman Briefs—Circumstances favourable to the Reform—Miltitz with Spalatin—Tetzel's Alarm —Miltitz's Flattery—Demands a Retractation—Luther refuses, but offers to keep Silence—Agreement between Luther and the Nuncio —The Legate's Kiss—Tetzel reproached by the Legate—Luther to the Pope—Nature of the Reformation—Luther opposes Separation —De Vio and Miltitz at Treves—Luther's Cause extends over various Countries—Luther's Writings begin the Reformation

Page 13

CHAPTER II.

Pause in Germany—Eck revives the Contest—Disputation between Eck and Carlstadt—Question of the Pope—Luther replies—Fears of Luther's Friends—Luther's Courage—The Truth triumphs unaided—Refusal of Duke George—Gaiety of Mosellanus—Fears of Erasmus ...... 35

CHAPTER III.

Arrival of Eck and of the Wittembergers—Amsdorff—The Students —Carlstadt's Accident—Placard—Eck and Luther—The Pleissenburg—Judges proposed—Luther objects—He consents at last 46 CONTENTS. CONTENTS

CHAPTER IV.

Opening of the Disputation—Speech of Mosellanus—Kent, Sancte Spiritus—Portraits of Luther and Carlstadt—Doctor Eck—Carlstadt's Books—Merit of Congruity—Natural Powers—Scholastic Distinction—Point at which Rome and the Reformation diverge— Liberty given to Man by Grace—Carlstadt's Notes—Clamour of the Spectators—Melancthon during the Disputation—His Opinion —Eck's Manoeuvres—Luther Preaches—Citizens of Leipsic—Quarrels between the Students and Doctors . . Page 53

CHAPTER V.

The Hierarchy and Rationalism—The Two Peasants' Sons—Eck and
Luther begin—The Head of the Church—Primacy of Rome-
Equality of Bishops—Peter the Foundation-stone—Christ the
Corner-stone—Eck insinuates that Luther is a Hussite—Luther
on the Doctrine of Huss—Agitation among the Hearers—The
Word alone—The Court-fool—Luther at Mass—Saying of the
Duke—Purgatory—Close of the Discussion . . 69

CHAPTER VI.

Interest felt by the Laity—Luther's Opinion—Confession and Boasts of Doctor Eck—Effects of the Disputation—Poliander—Cellarius —The Young Prince of Anhalt—The Students of Leipsic—Cruciger—Melancthon's Call—Luther's Emancipation . 84

CHAPTER VII.

Eck attacks Melancthon—Melancthon's Defence—Interpretation of
Holy Scripture—Luther's Firmness—The Bohemian Brothers—
Eraser—Staupitz ..... 94

CHAPTER VIII.

The Epistle to the Galatians—Christ for us—Blindness of Luther's Opponents—Earliest Ideas on the Lord's Supper.—Is the Sacrament without Faith sufficient i—Luther a Bohemian—Eck attacked —Eck goes to Rome .... 99

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CONTENTS. 5

BOOK VI.

THE PAPAL BULL. 1520.

CHAPTER I.

Character of Maximilian—Candidates for the Empire—Charles—
Francis I.—Disposition of the Germans—The Crown offered to
Frederick—Charles elected Emperor . . Page 108

CHAPTER II.

Luther's Letter to the Emperor—His Danger—Frederick's Instructions to his envoy at Rome—Luther's Sentiments—Melancthon's Fears—The German Nobles favour the Reformation—Schaumburg —Sickingen—Ulric of Hiitten—Luther's Confidence—Erasmus defends Luther—Abstemius—Hedio—Luther becomes more free— Faith the Source of Works—What gives Faith !—Luther judging his own Writings ..... 115


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