Disputation of Doctor Martin Luther
on the Power & Efficacy of Indulgences
by Dr. Martin Luther, anno Domini 1517
Out of love for the truth and the desire to bring it to light, the following propositions will be discussed at Wittenberg, under the presidency of the Reverend Father Martin Luther, Master of Arts and of Sacred Theology, and Lecturer in Ordinary on the same at that place.
Wherefore he requests that those who are unable to be present and debate orally with us, may do so by letter.
In the Name our LORD Jesus Christ. Amen.
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