Above is the pulpit of St. Thomas' Church in Leipzig. Luther preached here and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was the choirmaster here for 27 years.
|1519||Leipzig Disputation between Luther and Eck. Karlstadt also debates Eck.|
The Leipzig Debate lasted from June to July of 1519. At first, Johann Eck debated Karlstadt concerning free will and grace, but Martin Luther joined the debate in July. He and Eck debated such issues as purgatory, indulgences, penance, and papal authority.
© 2004 Mark Gstohl, PhD.