Free Tickets to the Zwingli Film

Zwingli-Film: Gratis-Tickets für die Vorpremiere «Zwingli» – Mit diesem schlichten Titel kommt ab dem 17. Januar 2019 in der Deutschschweiz eine der grössten Schweizer Produktionen in die Kinos. Wir verschenken 15 x 2 Tickets für unsere exklusive Vorpremiere des Films: Sonntag 13. Januar 2019 um 12.00 Uhr im Kino Alba. Anmeldungen gerne via Link. Es gilt «first come, first served».

2019 is ‘Karl Barth Year’ For the Barthians. For Christians, 2019 is the 500th Anniversary of Zwingli’s Arrival in Zurich

Today kicks off Barth Year. Vor hundert Jahren, Anfang 1919, erschien «Der Römerbrief» des jungen Aargauer Pfarrers Karl Barth. Mit diesem fulminanten Buch stellte Barth den Fortschrittsoptimismus des damaligen Christentums radikal in Frage. Die Grundlagen dafür waren durch die Katastrophe des Ersten Weltkriegs offensichtlich zerbrochen. Nach dieser «Theologie der Krise» entwickelte Karl Barth sich zum […]

Zwingli’s Love of Music Led Him To Abandon it in Worship

Simply put, because he loved God more. The most radical change which Zwingli made in the Church service at Zurich was to do away with both instrumental and vocal music. This action was the more strange since Zwingli himself was a very accomplished musician, being able to play upon different instruments and also to sing […]

‘If They Had Been of Us, They Would Have Remained With Us’: Zwingli and the Re-Baptizers

H. Wayne Pipkin’s fine essay titled  «They went out from us, for they were not of US»  Zwingli’s Judgment of the Early Anabaptists is as interesting now as it was in 1992, two decades ago.  He begins We will never know what the Reformation would have looked like if the reformers Luther, Zwingli or Calvin […]

Fun Facts From Church History: Zwingli Was a Better Preacher Than Luther or Calvin

Eyewitnesses to Zwingli’s sermons were always incredibly impressed.  For instance- Caspar Hedio, subsequently the Reformer of Strassburg, who wrote from Basel to Zwingli on November 6, 1519 (vii., 89), in the following very complimentary terms respecting a sermon he heard him preach at Einsiedeln at Pentecost, apparently of that year, 1519, from Luke, 5:17–26, the […]

Today With Zwingli: The Strumpet Episode

Most know that Huldrych Zwingli began his priestly duties in Glarus and then moved to Einsiedeln. There, a strumpet, the daughter of the barber, a vixen well known around town for he ability to ‘get what she wanted’, set her sights on the new Priest. Zwingli, unfortunately, gave in to the varlet’s overtures and immediately […]

More on the Highly Anticipated Zwingli Film

Wer etwas über die Schweizer Geschichte erfahren will, der kommt am Leben von Huldrych Zwingli nicht vorbei. Ab dem 17. Januar kann das Wissen über den Zürcher Reformator im Kino aufgefrischt werden. Dann läuft der historische Spiel-Film Zwinglian. Geht es nach der Schweizer Produktionsfirma C-Films AG, soll die Geschichte Zwinglis insbesondere Schülerinnen und Schülern zugänglich gemacht […]

More on the Zwingli to Zurich Backstory

Published, today, by Diesseits. Am Anfang war das Wort – ein wütendes Wort: «Ich lasse meinem Ärger […] bei dir, meinem verschwiegendsten Freund, freien Lauf.» So schreibt Ulrich Zwingli am 2. Dezember 1518 an Myconius nach Zürich. Oswald Geisshüsler alias Myconius tunkt tags darauf die Feder in die Tinte, um schleunigst auf das eben erhaltene Schreiben […]

A Bit of the Backstory to Zwingli’s Call to Zurich

Strong as was the sentiment in Zurich in favor of Zwingli, there were not wanting those who from the start opposed his election. A personality so aggressive could not fail to make enemies. Many hated him because of his views on the subject of foreign pensions; others whose sympathies were thoroughly Roman suspected his loyalty […]

Coming Soon From TVZ: Ulrich Zwinglis Spiritualität- Ein Beispiel reformierter Frömmigkeit

Glory. Die reformierte Tradition ist spiritueller als ihr Ruf. Das zeigt sich auch im Blick auf den persönlichen Glauben und die Frömmigkeit Ulrich Zwinglis. Sein theologisches Denken und kirchliches Wirken, sein politisches Handeln und Selbstverständnis sind getragen von spiritueller Erfahrung im Umgang mit der Heiligen Schrift wie auch von hingebungsvollem Vertrauen in Gottes Walten. Samuel […]

Today With Zwingli: An Interesting Letter to Myconius

Myconio suo Zuinglius S. Incertus animi sum, an mala, quę nobis occurrunt (si tamen mala sunt), tibi significanda sint, homini supra modum clementię misericordięque dedito; vereor enim, nisi pręmuniero pectus tuum ἀλεξιφαρμάκοις, ne in tristiciam immoderatam incidas, tam es nostri studiosus. At mea precor tu eo animo feras, quo ipse fero; fero autem nunc ęquiter, […]

Oecolampadius to Zwingli, on Luther

In 1528 Johannes Oecolampadius wrote his friend in Zurich the following (among other things) – Lutherum ferunt de verbo externo quedam in Iesaia contra nos scribere. Ibi iterum strennue se geret. Two things worth noting: first, Oecolampadius saw himself and Zwingli as so connected as friends and co-reformers that when Luther attacked one, he attacked both.  And second, […]