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Zwingli’s Warning Against Folly

An appropriate warning for folly day- Where persons assemble in social gatherings, every youth attending them should see to it that he go away morally benefited; so that he may not, as Socrates complains, always come home morally worse than … Continue reading

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Fun Facts from Church History: When Zwingli Sends a Copy of His Latest Book…

The book [i.e., the Commentary on True and False Religion] came from the press at the end of March, 1525. Zwingli sent a copy to Vadian (March 31) and one to Christoph Schappeler at Memmingen. Ludwig Sigwyn, of Swabia, is … Continue reading

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For the Christian it’s Either Chastity or Marriage

For a Christian there is nothing between chastity and marriage. He must either live chastely or marry. — Huldrych Zwingli

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Quote of the Day

[The theologians of the Roman Church] did not rightly know man through and through and see how he is nothing but impurity and corruption and filth, so that even what he learns in its purity he puts forth corrupted. For even … Continue reading

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The Home of the Redeemed

Zwingli writes, quite famously- I believe, then, that the souls of the faithful fly to heaven as soon as they leave the body, come into the presence of God, and rejoice forever. Here, most pious King, if you govern the … Continue reading

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Why Are there ‘Lutherans’ and ‘Calvinists’ and ‘Wesleyans’ But Not ‘Zwinglians’?

Because Zwingli taught his followers to exalt God alone.  A lesson the Lutherans and Calvinists and Wesleyans must have missed. This is the fountainhead of my religion, to recognize God as the uncreated Creator of all things, who solely and … Continue reading

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Zwingli’s Narrow Escape from the Plague and his March 27, 1520 Relapse

Zwingli fell victim toward the end of September, and was very sick. By November he was able to write again. But his recovery was slow. On November 30th, he complains that the disease had left his memory weakened, his spirits … Continue reading

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The Four Theologians Who Have Influenced Me Most

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Zwingli: The Providence of God in a Nutshell

“He disposes of his vessels, that is to say, us men, as he wills. He chooses one to be fit for his purposes and use; the other he does not will. He can make his creatures whole or break them, … Continue reading

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Zwingli’s Friend Urbanus

The reformer Urbanus Rhegius (Koenig) was born in 1490 at Langenargen, near Lindau. He studied at Freiburg and at Ingolstadt. At the latter place he became professor of poetry and rhetoric. In the year 1520, he became cathedral preacher at … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

…  Since the universe must come from something else, we are brought, whether we will or no, to the one and only source of all things [i.e., God, our Creator], from which everything runs forth as if from the starting … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Our Time

Omnipotens sempiterne et misericors Deus, cuius verbum est lucerna pedibus nostris et lumen semitarum nostrarum, aperi et illumina mentes nostras ut oracula tua pure et sancte intelligamus et in illud quod recte intellexerimus transformemur, quo maiestati tuae nulla ex parte … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

True peace is had in God and not in one’s passions, which boil in constant turmoil like the waters of a tumultuous sea.  –  Huldrych Zwingli

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A Song in a Time of Plague

I. At the Beginning of the Illness Help, Lord God, help In this trouble! I think, Death is at the door. Stand before me, Christ; For Thou hast overcome him! To Thee I cry: If it is Thy will, Take … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Clear and sure knowledge of the truth is not a thing to let itself be deceived by the artifice of words. –  Huldrych Zwingli

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Luther’s Wasn’t The First Translation of the Bible into German

Luther hatte 1534 die erste vollständige Bibelübersetzung ins Deutsche nach dem griechisch-hebräischen Urtext vorgelegt. That, however, is not correct.  Zurich translated the entire Bible into German from Hebrew and Greek and published it in 1531.  How easy it is for … Continue reading

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Today With Zwingli: Predigt wider die Pensionen

Zwingli was unwilling to see Swiss boys and young men killed in the service of foreign overlords and he despised the mercenary services.  So on 12 March, 1525 he published his Predigt wider die Pensionen. To make it comprehensible to … Continue reading

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Zwingli’s Translation of Jeremiah

On March 11th, Zwingli issued his translation of Jeremiah with annotations, and dedicated it to the city of Strassburg, in further recognition of its entering into the Christian Burgher Rights. – S. Jackson The full title is Complanationis Ieremiae Prophetae … Continue reading

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Zwingli For Today

The promiscuous pairing of animals, even in our judgment, is not base, though such pairing of human beings is most base. But what is it that absolves them but condemns us? The Law. For by the divine law we are … Continue reading

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