Johann Eck


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Noun1.Johann Eck - a German Roman Catholic theologian who was an indefatigable opponent of Martin Luther (1486-1543)
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Here Pipkin introduces an important theme of the book: Hubmaier's life and ministry involved complex falling-out relationships with important figures of the period such as Johann Eck, Johannes Faber, and Huldrych Zwingli.
We are then shown how the Catholic apologist Johann Eck, keen to forestall any recourse to Augustine by Protestant scholars, filtered Augustine's visible, hierarchical Church wielding authority over Scripture through the anticonciliarist tracts of Juan de Torquemada.
When she seeks to clarify the ideas of Catholic participants by referring to the theological background, she usually appeals to Thomas Aquinas, rather than to Gabriel Biel and other late-medieval theologians with whose writings Johann Eck and his Catholic colleagues were far better acquainted.