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Eck, Johann
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(born J. Maier; Nov 13, 1486, Egg an der Günz – Feb 10, 1543, Ingolstadt) was a prolific opponent of the Reformation. After an initial education under his uncle in Rottenburg, he studied in Heidelberg, Tübingen (M.A. 1501), Cologne, and Freiburg im Breisgau (1502–1510). Then he held the chair of theology in Ingolstadt for the rest of his life. Eck's Chrysopassus (1514) taught that God predestines to salvation those whom he foresees will acquiesce to his prevenient grace. In 1518, after Eck criticized Luther, A. Karlstadt published his theses against Eck, leading t…

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Wicks, Jared, “Eck, Johann”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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