The Heidelberg Disputation was held at the lecture hall of the Augustianian order on April 25, 1518. 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, 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. This disputation also led to Johann Eck challenging Luther to the Leipzig Debate.
- ^ Kittelson 1986, p. 111
- ^ Totten 2003, p. 446
- ^ Kittelson 1986, p. 112: "Marting Bucer, who later took up what he understood to be Luther's cause, observed in a letter to his friends, 'Luther responds with magnificent grace and listens with insurmountable patience. He presents an argument with the insight of the of the apostle Paul.'"
- ^ Kolb 2009, p. 24
- Kittelson, James (1986), Luther the Reformer, Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, ISBN 9780806622408, retrieved 2012-11-18
- Kolb, Robert (6 February 2009), Martin Luther, New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780199208944, retrieved 2012-11-18
- Totten, Mark (2003), "Luther on unio cum Christo: Toward a Model for Integrating Faith and Ethics", The Journal of Religious Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell) 31 (3): 443–462, doi:10.1111/1467-9795.00147, ISSN 0384-9694, JSTOR 40008337
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