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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Martin Luther’s Confession of Huldrych Zwingli’s Theological Superiority

What follows is a historical reconstruction* by means of figures (they aren’t dolls, stop calling them dolls, I don’t play with dolls) This happened at Marburg. _____________ *There is no evidence for this but that’s ok. It’s not like people … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Today With Zwingli: The Zurich Marriage Ordinance of 1525

Another important piece of internal regulation, viz., relative to marriage and divorce, inspired and formulated by Zwingli, was passed by the Councils on May 10, 1525. Briefly, marriages were usually to be public, in churches, and with the consent of … Continue reading

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Fun Facts From Church History: The Church Which Hosted Zwingli in Glarus…

… Was burnt in the conflagration which well-nigh destroyed the town on Friday, May 10, 1861, and upon its site is a building containing the Law Courts, the Public Library, and a small museum. Bet ya didn’t know that, did … Continue reading

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Zwingli for Today, Again

Fear is a cruel adviser. – Huldrych Zwingli

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Zwingli For Today

A coachman does nothing when God burdens and chastises him; he does not acknowledge God until he breaks a wheel or a spoke, and then he says ‘O God!’ –  Huldrych Zwingli

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Today With Zwingli: Redemption Means Change or it Means Nothing

When … Divine Majesty formed the plan of redeeming man, it did not intend that the world should persist and become inveterate in its wickedness. For if this had been the plan, it would have been better never to have … Continue reading

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Fun Facts From Church History: Zwingli’s ‘Zurich German’ Wasn’t Widely Understood

The dialect the good people of Zurich spoke was, and is, in many respects, quite unique (even now).  Luther had problems with it and so did The Landgrave of Marburg. Consequently, on May 7, 1529, [Zwingli wrote the Landgrave in the lead-up … Continue reading

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Today With Zwingli: Über den ungesandten Sendbrief Fabers Zwinglis Antwort

On the 30th of April, 1526, Huldrych Zwingli published his Über den ungesandten Sendbrief Fabers Zwinglis Antwort.  Zwingli had been forbidden by the Zurich Magistrates to attend the Baden Disputation (because they knew he would be killed) and when his … Continue reading

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Today With Zwingli

Three works were published by Zwingli on April 27- Eine Antwort, Valentin Compar gegeben, 27. April 1525 Auszug aus des H. von H. Brief, 27. April 1531 Auszug aus dem Brief von dem S. v. H., 27. April 1531 The … Continue reading

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That Papal Pension of Zwingli’s

Ok, here are the facts- which cannot be seriously disputed: Zwingli’s Papal Pension Bullinger says (i., 8) that the Pope (Julius II.) gave Zwingli a pension, “for the purchase of books.” But this was a sort of euphemism, and was … Continue reading

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Today With Zwingli

Absender: Haller, Berchtold Empfänger: Zwingli Ort: (Bern) Datierung: 25 IV (1527) Vorlage: Huldreich Zwinglis sämtliche Werke, vol. 9 Salve, charissime Huldrich. Scio te desiderare, quae feriis illis pascalibus aput nos acta sunt in deligendo magistratu. Sic ergo habe: Scriba forensis … Continue reading

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Zwingli Critiques a Review by Emser

Emser didn’t like Zwingli’s ‘Commentary on True and False Religion‘ (a work of true genius) so when he reviewed it (i.e., responded to it), said review provoked Zwingli to respond – in part – You are so shallow, not to … Continue reading

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In Which Zwingli Explains Why He Published his Sermon on ‘The Choice of Food’

Because his enemies were misrepresenting the oral presentation, Zwingli expanded and published it. I have therefore made a sermon about the choice or difference of food, in which sermon nothing but the Holy Gospels and the teachings of the Apostles … Continue reading

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It’s the 14th Anniversary of Zwinglius Redivivus At WordPress

I blogged elsewhere previously but started with WordPress 14 years ago today.  I wouldn’t even bother with any other host now.

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