A theologian contemporary of Martin Luther. He held an 18-day debate with Luther in 1519 at Leipzig where Luther said "A council may sometimes err. Neither the church nor the pope can establish articles of faith. These must come from Scripture." Eck moved to have Luther declared a heretic.
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