Daily Archives: 6 Feb 2019

A Very Full Day

And wonderful sessions here at the Zwingli conference.  Tomorrow will be fuller, with the Zwingli film at 6:30.  Very, very excited.

I’m exhausted so it’s off to bed.  More tomorrow.  Including a full review of the Zwingli film.

Others Also Eat

Dinner With the Crew

Amy Nelson Burnett’s Paper

Extremely interesting! The Reformation was clearly a network effort.

Jon Balserak’s Paper

On Calvin and Zwingli and Prophecy. And don’t worry if you weren’t there to hear it. It and all the conference papers will be on the IRG youtube channel in due course!

Emidio Campi’s Lecture

Was very engaging-

And We’re Off

Pre Conference Greetings

Around This Morning On the Way to the Conference

The Burning of Bucer

6 Feb 1557: Remains of the #Protestant theologians Martin Bucer & Paul Phagius are exhumed & burnt at Market Hill #Cambridge #otd after a ‘trial’. – John McCafferty

That’s downright rude.  As Trueman writes

Bucer died on February 28th, 1551, and was buried at St. Mary’s. When Mary I became queen of England, she ordered that his body should be exhumed and burned at the stake as a heretic. This was carried out at Market Hill.

Rude, Mary.  Rude.

Luther on the Papists

luther_melanchthonJacob Sadoleto’s an able and learned man, and the papists took him up into the number of the cardinals in the hope that he might write against us. But he has no understanding, as may be seen clearly in his commentary on Psalm 51. What alien and absurd notions he introduces into the psalm! Dear God, help us! Let thy good Spirit guide us into the right path!

These arrogant and unlearned papists can’t govern the church because they write nothing, they read nothing, but, firmly saddled in the pride of possession, they cry out that the decrees of the fathers are not to be questioned and decisions made are not to be disputed, otherwise one would have to dance to the tune of every little brother. For this reason the pope, possessed by demons, defends his tryranny with the canon ‘Si papa.’

This canon states dearly: If the pope should lead the whole world into the control of hell, he is nevertheless not to be contradicted. It’s a terrible thing that on account of the authority of this man we must lose our souls, which Christ redeemed with his precious blood. Christ says, ‘I will not cast out anybody who comes to me’ [John 6:37]. On the other hand, the pope says, ‘As I will it, so I command it; you must perish rather than resist me.’ Therefore the pope, whom our princes adore, is full of devils. He must be exterminated by the Word and by prayer.”  — Martin Luther