Lutheran Quarterly

500th Anniversary of Luther at the Diet of Worms

In observance of the 500th anniversary of Luther’s “Here I stand” moment at the Diet of Worms, LQ is pleased to offer this excellent article from the latest issue, “The Diet and Edict of Worms (1521)” by Theodor Dieter. An excerpt follows:

On June 15, 1520, Pope Leo X issued the bull Exsurge Domine and named forty-one sentences that had been taken from Luther’s
writings and which Luther was now to revoke.1 Not all quotations were correct, and the sentences were torn from their context. They
address indulgences, purgatory, penance, sin, faith in the sacraments, the treasure of the church, papacy, and the freedom of the will.

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