496 years ago, bittersweet day in church history, great for a potluck.
November 1, 2013 9:04 AM Subscribe
Out of love and concern for the truth, and with the object of eliciting it, the following heads will be the subject of a public discussion at Wittenberg under the presidency of the reverend father, Martin Luther, Augustinian, Master of Arts and Sacred Theology, and duly appointed Lecturer on these subjects in that place. He requests that whoever cannot be present personally to debate the matter orally will do so in absence in writing.
Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences Commonly Known as The 95 Theses by Dr. Martin Luther on October 31, 1517. or 496 years ago today. [Original Latin]
Three and a half years later, June 15, 1520, Pope Leo X issued a Bull entitled Exsurge Domine
(Latin for Arise O Lord) [Original Latin
] [English Translation
] condemning 41 of the 95 theses and threatening Luther with excommunication should he not recant them within 60 days. Luther publicly burned a copy of the Bull and the rest, as they say, is history.