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Jackson’s Description of Zwingli’s First Days in Zurich, and of the Man Himself

On Saturday, January 1, 1519, he presented himself to the assembled canons [of Zurich], and was formally inducted into his office as people’s priest. … Zwingli thanked them for electing him, requested their prayers and the prayers of the congregation, and then announced that he would begin the next day the continuous exposition of the …

Today With Zwingli: The End of the First Kappel War

On June 24, 1530, the treaty [that ended the First Kappel War] was signed, and Zwingli on that day expressed himself as satisfied and thankful. The treaty contained eighteen Articles, of which these were the chief: 1. Neither side was to persecute anyone for his faith’s sake. The majority in each canton was to decide …

The Pope Writes Zwingli: And Zwingli Responds to the Bearer of the Letter

Pope Adrian wrote Zwingli on 23 January, 1523- “Adrian, Pope, the sixth [of the name], to his dear son salutations and the Apostolical benediction: We send the venerable brother Ennius, Bishop of Verulam, our domestic prelate and Nuncio of the Apostolic See, a man distinguished for prudence and fidelity, to that unconquerable nation most completely …

Zwingli and Hebrew

Zwingli wrote to his friend Rhenanus that he intended … to resume the study of Hebrew,—which he had begun at Einsiedeln,—and so he had ordered from Basel the Rudiments of Capnio, as he styles him who is better known now as Reuchlin, the famous Humanist. But he had made a similar start in 1519, and …

Zwingli’s Foreword to the ‘Prophet’s Bible’

On 1 March, 1529,the famous ‘Prophet’s Bible’ was published in Zurich by the printer Froschauer.  Naturally it was Zwingli’s task to write the foreword to a work which the learned clerics at Zurich in the Prophezei had produced.  Zwingli states the project’s rationale as follows: Es sind gar vil wort by den Ebreern, die, so …

A Nice Review of Our Book, ‘From Zwingli to Amyraut’

Get your own copy here.  With many thanks to Hywel Clifford for passing it on.

Zwingli’s Daily Schedule

Zwingli’s biographer writes of his daily schedule thusly: His mode of life is thus described, and the description is true of his remaining years: he rose early, and studied, standing up, till 10 o’clock; after dinner, which commonly at that time in Zurich came on at 11 A.M., until 2 P.M., he was free to …

Zwingli’s Mentor- Thomas Wyttenbach

Wyttenbach was born at Biel, or Bienne, sixty miles west by south of Zurich, in 1472, and died there in 1526. In 1496 he was matriculated at Tuebingen, made M.A. there in 1500. In Basel he lectured from 1505 to 1507, when he became people’s priest in Biel and was to the rest of his …

Zwingli Describes His Decision to Leave Glarus for Einsiedeln

Writing to Vadianus from Einsiedeln on June 13, 1517, thus explains his leaving Glarus: “I have changed my residence, not at the stimulus of desire or of avarice, but because of the wiles of the French; and now I am at Einsiedeln.… What disaster that French faction has at last wrought me the wind of …

Zwingli and Luther’s Relative Importance in a Single Photo

Zwingli’s Most Important Practical Act…

Was to convince the Zurich council that … all the clergy should preach the word of God; that the Bible should be read and explained daily in three languages—Hebrew, Greek, and Latin; that greater attention should be paid to education, and that candidates for the ministry should be thoroughly trained. It’s a shame that very …

Zwingli in 1523 at the Zürich Disputation

Blessed Zwingli: On The Fiction of Purgatory and the Reality of Hell

I believe that the figment of purgatorial fire is as much an affront to the redemption of Christ freely granted to us as it has been a lucrative business to its authors. For if it be necessary by punishments and tortures to expiate the guilt of our crimes, Christ will have died in vain and …

Today With Zwingli: The Break With Erasmus

Zwingli’s biographer notes “… the break with Erasmus was accompanied with the loss of the friendship of Glareanus, who was the shadow of Erasmus and shared his religious views. This fact comes out in the letter Zwingli, on May 28, 1525, wrote to Vadianus: “When Erasmus of Rotterdam received my commentary [“On the true and …

The 2019 Meeting of the Zwingliverein

Einladung zur ordentlichen Mitgliederversammlung am Montag, 27. Mai 2019 um 16.30 Uhr Im Breitingersaal der Helferei an der Kirchgasse, 8001 Zürich Geschäftlicher Teil – Traktanden 1. Begrüssung 2. Jahresbericht 2018 3. Jahresrechnung 2018 und Budget 2019 4. Festsetzung der Mitgliederbeiträge 5. Mitteilungen aus dem Vorstand 6. Varia Anschliessender Programmteil Wir freuen uns, dass Dr. theol. …

News from the Zwingliverein

Mitgliederversammlung Die ordentliche Mitgliederversammlung fand unter der Leitung des Präsidenten Pfr. Martin Rüsch am Montag, dem 28. Mai 2018, in einem Raum des Hauptgebäudes der Universität Zürich, statt. Der Jahresbericht wurde – ohne Wortmeldung aus dem Plenum – einstimmig angenommen, ebenfalls die durch den Quästor Pfr. Ruedi Gebhard erläuterte Jahresrechnung 2017. Der Antrag des Vorstandes, …

Today With Zwingli: Die erste kurze Antwort über Ecks sieben Schlußreden

Huldrych Zwingli published his little 19 page Flugschrift Die erste kurze Antwort über Ecks sieben Schlußreden on 21 May, 1526.  Zwingli also addressed it to the Confederation (so that all the Cantons which had embraced Reform would know how Eck should be answered by their own Pastors and Theologians). The occasion was, of course, the Baden …

Zwingli Can’t Go to Baden

In 1525 the project of the disputation was revived. The Bishop of Constance chose Baden as the place. Zwingli declared his willingness, if necessary, to go to Schaffhausen or St. Gall, but the city Great Council refused him permission to go out of Zurich. The Diet at Luzern, on January 15, 1526, determined on Baden …

Spend Your Day With Zwingli

On 15 May, 1526 Huldrych Zwingli responded to another of Johannes Faber’s pro Rome assaults in his Die andere Schrift an Dr. Johannes Faber. Faber, like Eck, fancied himself a defender of Rome and when Luther or Zwingli wrote, they felt the need to respond.  Naturally this inevitably led to a response by Luther or …

Calvin on the Schismatics and their Insulting Words About Zwingli and Oecolampadius

Melanchthon showed Calvin an anti-Zwingli anti-Oecolampadius pamphlet written by a schismatic and Calvin remarked What good purpose could it serve to assault the Zwinglians every third line, and to attack Zwingli himself in such an unmannerly style?   And not even to spare Oecolampadius, that holy servant of God, whom I wish that he resembled, …