Category Archives: Zwingli

Zwingli’s Not So Secret Marriage

Zwingli was openly married in April, 1524, to Anna Reinhart, a respectable widow, and mother of several children, after having lived with her about two years before in secret marriage. But this fact, which Janssen construes into a charge of … Continue reading

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Financing for the Zwingli Film has been Secured

This is good news. «Zwingli – der Reformator» wird der Spielfilm heissen, der 2019 in die Kinos kommen soll. Nun hat die Zürcher Produktionsfirma C-Films dem 5,7-Millionen-Vorhaben grünes Licht gegeben, wie das «St. Galler Tagblatt» schreibt. Finanziert wird der Film neben … Continue reading

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Zwingli, Calvin, and Luther on the Jews: Decidedly Not Three Peas in a Pod

Die Schweizer Reformatoren Ulrich Zwingli und Johannes Calvin seien weniger aggressiv gegenüber Juden gewesen als der deutsche Reformator Martin Luther. Dies teilte Serge Fornerod, Projektleiter Reformationsjubiläum 2017 beim Schweizerischen Evangelischen Kirchenbund (SEK), auf Anfrage von kath.ch mit. Hintergrund ist eine … Continue reading

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A Prayer

Ein gebett:  O allmechtiger, ewiger gott, den alle geschöpften billich eerend, anbättend und lobend als iren werckmeister, schöpfer und vatter, verlyh uns armen sünderen, das wir din lob und dancksagung, die din eingeborner sun, unser herr und erlöser, Jesus Christus, uns glöubigen zuo gedächtnus sines tods … Continue reading

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Today With Zwingli: The Explanation of the 67 Articles

On 14 July 1523 Zwingli published his very long ‘Explanation’ of the 67 Articles he had put together to explain his Reformatory program. It’s good stuff. You can read the Articles here. If you read German, you can read the … Continue reading

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Zwingli’s Theology In One Volume: Today With Zwingli

Persons interested in learning Zwingli’s theological viewpoint on just about everything should read his Auslegen und Gründe der Schlußreden, 14. Juli 1523 in Huldreich Zwinglis sämtliche Werke, vol. 2 (Leipzig: Heinsius, 1908) (Corpus Reformatorum 89). In that text he covers … Continue reading

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Ulrich Zwinglis Ethik

This new volume has just appeared from TVZ- In Ulrich Zwinglis Ethik spiegeln sich entscheidende Stationen seiner Biographie wider: seine Kritik am Solddienstwesen, seine Begegnung mit dem Humanismus und seine Pesterkrankung. Anhand dieser Stationen ethischer Sensibilisierung kristallisiert der Ethiker Matthias … Continue reading

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Today With Zwingli

The prohibition to the clergy of marriage comes from the devil not from God. — Huldrych Zwingli

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Rightly Understanding God and Man…

Requires faith- One ought not to expect to recognize God from His words unless faith be present (for if that be lacking, whatever you assert of Him will seem an idle tale), is also true in the study of man. … Continue reading

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Naming The Names of those Who Teach Falsely

In his Commentary on True and False Religion Zwingli, who normally didn’t mention those against whom he wrote, made an exception- remarking Emser and Eck … are pests to the teachings of Christ. Their own wanton recklessness has forced me to … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Take from man the knowledge and care of divine things, and his skill and care in human things will not take him out of the ranks of the brutes. For the brutes all have a care for themselves and their … Continue reading

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Zwingli’s ‘Petition for Priests to Marry’ and a Little Help from a Friend

On 7 July 1522, while Zwingli was preparing his little booklet on the freedom of priests to marry, his friend in Lucerne, one Johannes Xylotectus, sent him a note with a tiny story to help Zwimgli make his point. Xylotectus … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

«Genauso ziehen auch die Monopolisten nach und nach alles an sich, und wird ihnen das Wasser nicht abgegraben, so werdet auch ihr mit euren Untertanen ihr Eigentum.» — Zwingli, Wer Ursache zum Aufruhr gibt, 1524

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That Statue of Zwingli With the Sword and Bible

Here’s, as Paul Harvey used to say, the ‘rest of the story’.  A story the partisans of Luther need to know and hear. The Zwingli festival [of 1884] was not merely an echo of the Luther festival, but was observed … Continue reading

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Zwingli’s Petition to the Bishop that Priests Be Allowed to Marry

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Zwingli Speaks Prophetically: Heed Him

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Today With Zwingli: On the Preaching Office

On the 30th of June in the year of our Lord, 1525, Huldrych Zwingli published one of his most delightful and useful volumes, Von dem Predigtamt.  Who, and what, is a Preacher and what does his office entail?  But even … Continue reading

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Because Zwingli Is Better Than All the Fathers

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Zwingli on the Death Sin Brings, and the Slavery

In John 8:34, Christ says: “Everyone that committeth sin is the bond-servant of sin.” Adam sinned. Therefore he became the slave of sin. Paul, writing to the Romans, puts it thus, Rom. 6:16: “Know ye not, that to whom ye … Continue reading

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