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Prierias, Silvester Mazzolini
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(1456, Prierio – 1523 or 1527, Rome), Dominican, Thomist university teacher, papal court theologian (magister sacri Palatii) from 1515. In the spring of 1518 Prierias wrote, at the behest of Leo X, his Dialogus de potestate papae, a theological assessment of Luther’s theses on indulgences, emphasizing in connection with his dissent from church authority (Primacy, Papal): “Whoever . . . says that the Roman church should not do what it actually does is a heretic” (Fabisch & Iserloh, 56). After Luther’s Responsio (WA 1, 644–686) there followed Replica (late 1518) and the Ep…

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Zschoch, Hellmut, “Prierias, Silvester Mazzolini”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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