Exsurge Domine: Johann Eck: helped compose the papal bull Exsurge Domine (June ), in which Pope Leo X condemned 41 of Luther’s theses and . The bull threatening Luther with excommunication, Exsurge Domine (“Arise, O Lord”), was published on June 15, It represented the culmination of several . Exsurge Domine. A bull issued in June by Pope Leo X, threatening the excommunication of Luther. Source for information on Exsurge Domine: The.

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Thus we beseech and remind this Martin, his supporters and accomplices of his holy orders and the described punishment. For, according to these errors, or any one or several of them, it clearly follows that the Church which is guided by the Holy Spirit is in error and has always erred.

This added text in italics was obtained from a secondary source, translator Hans J.

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For now a new Porphyry rises who, as the old once wrongfully assailed the holy apostles, now assails the holy pontiffs, our predecessors. In every good work the just man sins. For these reasons, its dissemination took several months to complete. It censured forty one propositions extracted from Luther’s Ninety-five Theses and subsequent writings, and threatened him with excommunication unless he recanted within a sixty-day period commencing upon the publication of the bull in Saxony and its neighboring regions.

Furthermore, all writings which contain some or all of his errors are to be burned.

Since they have burned my books, I burn theirs. As a result, some of the censured propositions are ambiguous, peripheral to Luther’s main concerns, or were misunderstood or misrepresented by the committee. In fact, they twist and adulterate exsurte Scriptures. It was you that enlightened and illuminated the Church by your doctrine and by a essurge like Peter’s.

No one is certain that he is not always sinning mortally, because of the most hidden vice of pride. In vain does he implore the help of a council, since he openly admits that he does not believe in a council.


Those constitutions formerly issued, and then confirmed by our predecessors, were issued under the greatest penalties even of loss of lands and dominions against anyone sheltering or not expelling them. If through an impossibility exsurte who confessed was not contrite, or the priest did not absolve seriously, but in a jocose manner, if nevertheless he believes that he has been absolved, he is most truly absolved.

The Pope’s words include these translated into English:. By using this site, you agree to the Domibe of Use and Privacy Policy. Let him abstain from his pernicious errors that he may come back to us.

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In the sacrament of penance and the remission of sin the pope or the bishop does no more than the lowest priest; indeed, where there is no priest, any Christian, even if a woman or child, may equally do as much. Arise, O Lord, and judge your own cause.

Retrieved from ” https: Proceedings of Vatican II. In part, this evasion was simply an unavoidable consequence of the fact that Luther did not fully articulate his mature theological position until some time after this bull had been issued. This to be sure was contrary to the constitution of Pius II and Julius II our predecessors that all appealing in this way are to be punished with the penalties of heretics.

Against the Roman Church, you warned, lying teachers are rising, introducing ruinous sects, and drawing upon themselves speedy doom. If domkne pope with a great part of the Church thought so and so, he would not err; still it is not a sin or heresy to think the contrary, especially in a matter not necessary for salvation, until one alternative is condemned and another dkmine by a general Council.

To deny that in a child after baptism sin remains is to treat with contempt both Paul and Christ. For six kinds of men indulgences are neither necessary nor useful; namely, for the dead and those about to die, the infirm, those legitimately hindered, and those who have not committed crimes, and those who have committed crimes, but not public ones, and those who devote themselves to better things.


Martin Luther exsudge Book: Indeed immediately after the publication of this letter these works, wherever they may be, shall be sought out carefully by the ordinaries and others [ecclesiastics and regulars], and under each and every one of the above penalties shall be burned publicly and solemnly in exsurhe presence of the clerics and people. Witness to this is the blood of Germans shed so often in wars against the Bohemians.

Listen to our prayers, for foxes have arisen seeking to destroy the vineyard whose winepress you alone have trod. The committee on which Eck sat consisted of some forty members, including cardinals among whom was Cardinal Cajetantheologians and canon lawyers.

Hence in the primitive Church only manifest mortal sins were confessed.

Pope Leo X Threatens Luther – Exsurge Domine

Bull issued June 15, Arise, O Lord, and judge your own cause. The Roman Pontiff, the successor of Peter, is not the vicar of Christ over all the churches of the entire world, instituted by Christ Himself in blessed Peter. But he always refused to listen and, despising the previous citation and each and every one of the above overtures, disdained to come. Other errors are either heretical, false, scandalous, or offensive to pious ears, as seductive of simple minds, originating with false exponents of the faith who in their proud curiosity yearn for the world’s glory, and contrary to the Apostle’s teaching, wish to be wiser than they should be.

The historical impetus for this bull arose exsurgge an effort to provide a decisive papal response to the growing popularity of Luther’s teachings.