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Luther's Works

Publications by Luther in 1520 ~
Condemnation of Luther by Scholars from Louvain and Cologne

Gruber 131

Gruber 131.

Gruber 131 Condemnatio Doctrinalis libroru Martini Lutheri, per quosdam Magistros nostros Lovanien, & Colonien, facta. Responsio Lutheriana ad eande condemnatione. Vuittengergae: Melchior Lotter the Younger, 1520. (Doctrinal Condemnation of Luther's Books by Certain Masters of Louvain and Cologne, Together with Luther's Response, 1520). Benzing 627; WA 6.172. Responsio ad condemnationem doctrinalem Lovan. et Colon. Click to enlarge thumbnail.

In 1520 the Cologne theologians condemned Luther's teachings in six articles, and Louvain did likewise in fourteen articles. Cardinal Adrian of Tortosa in Spain, soon to become Pope Adrian VI, added his letter of support. Luther republished all three documents in this pamphlet and added his vigorous counter-attack, complaining that his adversaries had failed to prove him wrong on the basis of Scripture.





The Gruber Collection was assembled by L. Franklin Gruber, President of Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary, Maywood, Illinois.

Annotation prepared by Ralph W Klein