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Title: Johannes von Staupitz' Amtsverzicht und Ordenswechsel
Author(s): SCHNEIDER, Hans
Journal: Augustiniana
Volume: 66    Issue: 1-4   Date: 2016   
Pages: 185-231
DOI: 10.2143/AUG.66.1.3197398

Abstract :
Johann von Staupitz, the longtime Vicar General of the German Congregation of the Augustinians, sponsor and spiritual advisor of Martin Luther, resigned his office in 1520 when his crisis management in the controversy surrounding Luther had failed. As the pressure on the formerly prominent though now retired Augustinian continued, he joined the Benedictine order two years later, most probably on the suggestion of the Salzburg archbishop Cardinal Lang, who had provided Staupitz with a dispensation from Rome, and the former friar became Abbot of St Peter’s in Salzburg. Cautiously analysing the sources, the essay describes the development in its historical context.

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