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Emser, Hieronymus
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(Mar 16 or 26, 1478, Weidenstetten near Ulm – Nov 8, 1527, Dresden). The human-istically educated Emser, from 1505 in the service of Duke George of Saxony, distinguished himself after the Leipzig Disputation (1519) as a Catholic controversial theologian. In the dispute with Luther (1519–1521 exchange of polemical writings, then only publications by Emser), he fought against A.B. v. Karlstadt and Zwingli for the normativity of church tradition and for the understanding of the mass as sacrifice. He harshly attacked Luther's translation of …

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Zschoch, Hellmut, “Emser, Hieronymus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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