ISBN-10: 1978492332

ISBN-13: 9781978492332

The Defence of the Seven Sacraments (in Latin, Assertio Septem Sacramentorum) is a theological treatise from 1521, written by means of King Henry VIII of England.

Henry began to write it in 1519 whereas he used to be examining Martin Luther's assault on indulgences. by means of June of that 12 months, he had proven it to Thomas Wolsey, however it remained deepest until eventually 3 years later, whilst the sooner manuscript grew to become the 1st chapters of the Assertio, the remaining including new fabric when it comes to Luther's De Captivitate Babylonica. it truly is believed that Thomas extra used to be fascinated about the composition of the piece.

Author J. J. Scarisbrick describes the paintings as "one of the main profitable items of Catholic polemics produced through the 1st iteration of anti-Protestant writers." It went via a few twenty versions within the 16th century and, as early as 1522, had seemed in various German translations.

It used to be devoted to Pope Leo X, who rewarded Henry with the name Fidei Defensor (Defender of the religion) in October 1521 (a name revoked following the king's holiday with the Catholic Church within the 1530s, yet re-awarded to his inheritor through the English Parliament).

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