This news report from Zurich is just a hint towards the radically different type of German spoken even today in Zwingli’s home as compared to the German you’re probably familiar with.
It’s not important that you don’t understand it – it only matters that you notice how so very different it is.
Now imagine the even greater difference between Luther’s quite refined German and the German of the Swiss that existed in the 16th century.
Now it makes perfect sense that they moved to discuss theology in Latin, doesn’t it?
Hannibal, the most dangerous enemy of the Romans (except covetousness, which was the worst enemy of the Romans and proved their undoing), could not be conquered until he allowed the soldiers to become effeminate. But after he had been at Capua for a winter and permitted the soldiers to disport themselves in wantonness and lust, in the next spring Hannibal began to be defeated, and it was generally said that Hannibal had led an army of men to Capua and was taking a crowd of women away.*
*The Latin Works and The Correspondence of Huldreich Zwingli: Together with Selections from His German Works, (Vol. 1, pp. 145–146).
When I was a lad we earned 5$ if we mowed a large yard. Kids today want $20 an hour, breaks, and health insurance.
Lincoln Harvey tweeted this and it made my day. You know why? Because NO ONE ANYWHERE EVER could say such a thing about Emil Brunner, no matter how DIM.