ECC Johann (Eck Johannes)( German Roman Catholic theologian, opponent of Martin Luther.)
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Johann Maier Eck was born November 15, 1486 at Egge (Swabia). At the age of 12 enrolled in the University of Heidelberg, studied at the Universities of Tц+bingen, Cologne and Freiburg. In 1508 became a priest at age 24 received a doctorate in theology. For 32 years he taught theology at the University of Ingolstadt, in different time occupying the post of dean, vice-rector and rector.
Johann Eck made history by controversy with Luther. His message Obelisks (1518) was written in defense of Roman Catholic doctrine, criticized the 95 theses of Luther, and thereafter both opponents met in a public dispute. Ekku, along with two other papal legate, was mandated to monitor the performance of bulls Exsurge Domine (June 15, 1520), excommunicate Luther from the church. In addition, he participated in the organization of the Catholic Federation (1524) and predstavitelstvoval from the Catholic side of Augsburg (1530), Worms (1540) and Regensburg (1541) Reichstag. Eck of Ingolstadt, died Feb. 10, 1543. His arguments against Luther and other enemies of the church (Enchiridion locorum communium adversus Lutherum et alios hostes ecclesiae), published in 1525, passed in 1576 to 45 publications. In 1537 Eck published its own translation SW. Scriptures into German for the needs of German Catholics