Tag Archives: Huldrych Zwingli

Today With Zwingli: The Second Disputation with the Re-Baptizers

November 6, 1525 was the date of the conference. The Anabaptists assembled in great numbers from all the villages of the canton, and their cause was defended by Grebel, Manz, and Blaurock. The debate lasted three days and was confined … Continue reading

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Luther: On Love of the Bible- Or, How a Theologian is Made

Once when he was a young man he [Martin Luther] happened upon a Bible. In it he read by chance the story about Samuel’s mother in the Books of the Kings. The book pleased him immensely, and he thought that … Continue reading

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Ulrich Zwingli: Prophet, Ketzer, Pionier des Protestantismus

TVZ have sent this new volume by Peter Opitz: Ulrich Zwingli (1484–1531) ist nicht nur der Reformator Zürichs und der Vater der Schweizer Reformation: Trotz seiner kurzen, dafür aber überaus bewegten Wirkungszeit kann er mit Fug und Recht als Wegbereiter … Continue reading

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“It Varies from Canton to Canton”: Zurich, Basel, and the Swiss Reformation, by Amy Nelson Burnett

I hadn’t read this essay before so thanks to ReformedIrenic on the twitter for pointing it out. The opening paragraphs: One of the most important developments in the study of the Reformation over the past generation has been a growing … Continue reading

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Ugh… ‘The Best Christian Book of All Time…’ Ugh…

I didn’t know anyone had ever read every Christian book ever written so as to know which is the best; and I didn’t realize time had ended so that we could speak of ‘all time’.  But good grief, Luther isn’t … Continue reading

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It’s The Anniversary of Gottfried Locher’s Death

Among students of the Swiss Reformation the name of Gottfried Locher towers above the rest. Locher’s brilliant contributions to that fecund period of theological development are without peer. He died on the 11th of January, 1996. His most influential contribution, … Continue reading

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Have a Happy ‘Luther Finally Caught Up to Zwingli, 2 Years Later’ Day

Happy Lutheran Reformation Day.  Luther was 2 years late as the initiator of Reformation- Zwingli having begun work in that direction in 1515.  So, congrats, Lutherans- just as was true at Barmen- while the Lutherans slept, the Reformed worked. According … Continue reading

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For the Last Time, Concerning ‘Reformation Day’

‘Reformation Day?  No!’ ‘The Reformation’ is a misnomer if ever there were one, for in fact there was no ‘one’ Reformation any more than there was just one Reformer. ‘The Reformation’, when used by students and the general public, usually … Continue reading

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On ‘Reformation Day’- Again, On this ‘Reformation Sunday’

‘Reformation Day?  No!’* ‘The Reformation’ is a misnomer if ever there were one, for in fact there was no ‘one’ Reformation any more than there was just one Reformer. ‘The Reformation’, when used by students and the general public, usually … Continue reading

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A New Volume To Look For: Matthias Freudenberg- Reformierter Protestantismus in der Herausforderung

Matthias Freudenberg’s new volume through LIT Verlag looks to be a worthwhile read.  Freudenberg is a tremendous writer so this will be something to acquire: Die in diesem Buch zusammengestellten Texte wollen exemplarisch Wege und Wandlungen einer Konfession beschreiben, die … Continue reading

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Opinions and Viewpoints

Following you’ll find a list of people whose opinions matter to me and whose viewpoints I value (though not in such a way that I’m willing to slavishly follow them).  I offer said listing in response to a question I … Continue reading

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That’s O.K. With Me

James McGrath doesn’t understand me (he says).  I’ll respond briefly to his confusion (and to the confusion of all those others out there who don’t understand me) –  that’s o.k. with me.  I can live with it. Years ago (doubtless … Continue reading

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Why I Still Love Bob Cargill

Robert and I don’t see eye to eye on the gay marriage question.  I think that’s plain and clear to anyone and everyone who reads our blogs (and let’s face it, that’s everyone who is anyone). In spite of our … Continue reading

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To Whom Should the Church Distribute Aid?

Zwingli suggested… … on September 8, 1520, that the public alms should hereafter be given only to those who had been investigated, and could show actual need. One test of the “worthiness” of the applicants for relief was their ability … Continue reading

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One Preliminary Observation on Olson’s ‘Against Calvinism’

His apparent willingness to equate Calvinism with ‘Reformed Theology’ and use the terms interchangeably is extremely unfortunate.  Calvinism is indeed Reformed Theology, but Reformed Theology is not necessarily Calvinism.  Zwingli and Bullinger both offer Reformed Theology and that before Calvin … Continue reading

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Who Can Marry Whom? Today With Zwingli and the Zurich Marriage Ordinance of 1525

In one of those historical coincidences that can’t be made up or even imagined (in light of President Obama’s announcement yesterday), today marks the anniversary of the promulgation of the 1525 Zurich Marriage Ordinance.  It was written by Zwingli and … Continue reading

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Huldrych Zwingli to Andreas Osiander

On 6 May, 1527, when the dispute between Luther and Zwingli about the meaning of the Lord’s Supper was really heating up, Zwingli wrote his friend Osiander Sunt quidam hodie tam perverse docti et religiosi, Hosiander colende, ut, quicquid ab … Continue reading

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Myconius to Zwingli: An Infestation of Adversaries

On 8 January 1521, just a few short years after he had taken up the pulpit in Zurich, Zwingli received this letter from his friend at Lucerne, Oswald Myconius: S. Vix respondere ad literas tuas possum, Zingli charissime, adeo totus … Continue reading

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I’ve Thought About it for 16 Minutes and I’ve Come to Some Interesting Conclusions…

I’ve decided to abandon my self effacing ways and in future when a volume of mine comes out i’m going to mention it.   After all, at least my stuff is affordable and accessible (unlike lots of the Dreck published … Continue reading

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Those Who Cause an Uproar: The 1524 Beat-Down

Conrad Grebel published a snippet contra Zwingli and his position on baptism on the 7th of December, 1524. On the 28th of the same month Zwingli let fly his own ‘Pearl Harbor attack’ on the ‘theology’ of Conrad Grebel in … Continue reading

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