The Difference Between Luther and Zwingli Nicely Summarized

02 Dec

Gottfried Locher wrote this brilliant line which magnificently summarizes the difference between Luther and Zwingli and their Christologies.

Luthers Christologie ist eine solche der Weihnacht, diejenige Zwinglis eine solche von Ostern oder Himmelfahrt.

You don’t get insights like that from most.


Posted by on 02/12/2010 in Luther, Theology, Zwingli


3 responses to “The Difference Between Luther and Zwingli Nicely Summarized

  1. Geoff

    02/12/2010 at 11:08 am

    What practical differences does that make?

    Does it mean that Luther focuses on the incarnation, as in the importance of Jesus’ preexistence, life, ministry, and death on the cross?

    And that Zwingli focuses on Jesus’ present Lordship over humanity?


    • Jim

      02/12/2010 at 1:13 pm

      it means that luther’s christology is ‘from below’ and zwingli’s is ‘from above’.


  2. Geoff

    02/12/2010 at 1:17 pm

    ha, that makes sense, I got lost in trying to understand the German and forgot about understanding Christology…the point of the quote