July 1519, Leipzig. The controversy between Martin Luther and Roman Catholicism was coming to a head regarding the question of authority. The famous public disputation with counter-reformer Johann von Eck of Inglostadt was in session. The question was posed to Luther - had the Council of Constance (which condemned John Huss) erred? Luther responded: "among the condemned beliefs of John Huss and his disciples, there are many which are truly Christian and evangelical and which
In Answer to a Challenge Made by a Jesuit in Ireland (1624) Archbishop Usher responds to the disputations of Jesuit William Malone concerning the Reformed religion, setting out the judgment of antiquity on the points questioned and proving the novelty of the Romish doctrines. One such question concerned the "real presence of the body of Christ in the Sacrament of the altar", which Malone holds forth as being the agreed doctrine of the Doctors, Pastors and Fathers of the Churc
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