|WikiProject Christianity / Texts / Catholicism / Lutheranism||(Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)|
|WikiProject Germany||(Rated Start-class, Low-importance)|
|A fact from this article was featured on Wikipedia's Main Page in the On this day... section on December 10, 2008, December 10, 2009, and June 15, 2012.|
== We need a decent overview of the background to this bull, to its reception and a summary of its contents. It was the first Papal condemnation of Luther and Lutherans. --CTSWyneken(talk) 00:21, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
Who actually wrote it?
"Other condemnations represent new papal interventions on matters that had been freely disputed among Catholic scholars and theologians before that time. For example, Luther's denial of free will after the Fall is censured even though the church father Augustine had taught the same view."
The Wiki article on Augustine even affirms that his view was in fact endorsed by the catholic church. From his work, City of God, Book 5, "we assert both that God knows all things before they come to pass, and that we do by our free will whatsoever we know and feel to be done by us only because we will it." (The City of God, St. Augustine of Hippo, Translated by Marcus Dods, Hendrickson Publishers, Peabody MA, page 138.)
Therefore, I should delete these sentences entirely for lack of substantial documentation. The citation provided does not a primary source and offers no source of information itself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Joecym08 (talk • contribs) 01:06, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
The conception that the Bull "Exurge Domine" was the Bull of Excommunication of Luther is wrong. It merely gave Luther 60 days to recant. The Bull "Decet Romanum pontificem" of 1521 was the Bull of Excommunication. Dgljr5121973 (talk) 04:28, 19 May 2015 (UTC)