Von der Babylonischen gefengknuss der Kirchen

Luther, Martin, 1483-1546

Summary: This is a German translation of De captivitate Babylonica ecclesiae praeludium, first published in 1520. This translation is from the pen of Thomas Murner, a leading satirist of the Reformation period, and an early opponent of Luther. Murner wanted to "expose" Luther as a radical revolutionary. "Of the Babylonian Captivity of the Church" is a critique of the system of seven sacraments, and of the Sacrifice of the Mass.
Signatures: a-q⁴ r⁶. Last p. blank.
Illustrative and Decorative Content: Wood-engraved port. of Luther on t.p. Text rubricated. Printer's device on p. [139] at end.
Additional Details: Printed marginalia. Includes bibliographical references.

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