Category Archives: Church History

Today in Church History

Savonarola met with the same fate as Hus. He, too, was unsparing in his attack on the corruptions of the Church. On May 23, 1498, he was put to the double death of hanging and burning, and his ashes were … Continue reading

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The Opening of the Baden Disputation

The disputation was opened in the Catholic city of Baden, in Aargau, May 21, 1526, and lasted eighteen days, till the 8th of June. The cantons and four bishops sent deputies, and many foreign divines were present. The Protestants were … Continue reading

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A New Film About Katie Luther

Auf dem Gelände von Schloss Reinhardsbrunn im Landkreis Gotha wird seit Donnerstag ein historischer Fernsehfilm zum Reformationsjubiläum gedreht. Das Werk thematisiert das Leben von Katharina von Bora, der Ehefrau Martin Luthers. Etc.

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Origenism Anathematized

IF anyone shall say that the life of the spirits (νοῶν) shall be like to the life which was in the beginning while as yet the spirits had not come down or fallen, so that the end and the beginning … Continue reading

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Zwingli and the Lord’s Supper

Refo500 has the news of a new translation of Zwingli’s ‘The Implementation of the Lord’s Supper’.  It looks fantastic!

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The Battle Of Frankenhausen Raged…

On May 16, 1525 (having commenced the day before): it was the low water mark of the wretched Peasants Revolt.  As Schaff describes things: The peasants, badly armed, poorly led, and divided among themselves, were utterly defeated by the troops … 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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