Ulrich Zwingli

A friend posted this Reformation-Day-themed article on his blog


Ulrich_Zwingli_03While we cannot draw strict parallels, what Martin Luther was doing in leading people back to the truths of the scriptures and forsaking the traditions of men as their equal, Ulrich Zwingli was doing in Zurich Switzerland. Zwingli became a city chaplain in 1523 There are various opinions at what brought Zwingli to attempt to reform the Suisse church, some believing that the air of reformation had reached Zurich to be embraced by Zwingli while others believing that it was a unique reform flowing from Zwingli’s own convictions. Zwingli was one of the first expositional preachers and after purchasing Erasmus’ NT Greek text spent most of his sermons expounding the truths of the word of God. Zwingli had a tight grip on the moral structure and theology of Zurich. He met with Martin Luther in 1529 in an attempt to unite the movements. There were 15 points of theology that…

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