Heidelberg Disputation

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The Heidelberg Disputation was held at the lecture hall of the Augustianian order on April 25, 1518.[1] It was here that Martin Luther, as a delegate for his order, began to have occasion to articulate his views. In the defense of his theses, which culminated in a contrast between divine love and human love,[2] Luther defended the doctrine of the depravity of man and the bondage of the will. Martin Bucer, the reformer of Strasbourg, heard Luther here and became an avid follower.[3] This disputation also led to Johann Eck challenging Luther to the Leipzig Debate.[4]

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