383. Slowly But Surely: Huldrych Zwingli

Posted on 7 November 2021

The Swiss theologian Zwingli launches the Reformation in Switzerland, but clashes with Luther and more radical Protestants.

Further Reading

• G.W. Bromiley (trans.), Zwingli and Bullinger (Louisville: 1953).


• D. Bolliger, Infiniti contemplatio: Grundzüge der Scotus- und Scotismusrezeption im Werk Huldrych Zwinglis (Leiden: 2003).

• U. Gäbler, Huldrych Zwingli: Eine Einführung in sein Leben und sein Werk (Zürich: 2004).

• B. Gordon, Zwingli: God's Armed Prophet (New Haven: 2021).

• T. Osborne, “Faith, Philosophy, and the Nominalist Background to Luther’s Defense of the Real Presence,” Journal of the History of Ideas 63 (2002), 63-82.

• G. Potter, Zwingli (Cambridge: 1976).

• W. Köhler, Zwingli und Luther: ihr Streit über das Abendmahl nach seinen politischen und religiösen Beziehungen (Gütersloh: 2017).

• W.P. Stephens, Zwingli: Eine Einführung in sein Denken (Zürich: 1997).

• R.C. Walton, Zwingli’s Theocracy (Toronto: 1967).


John Spalding 9 November 2021

Very amusing to link Zwingli to the Sound of Music.

Would it be too disrespectful to say, 'I love the smell of burning heretics in the morning'?

Peter Adamson 9 November 2021

In reply to by John Spalding

I think enough time has passed. But not sure how I feel about putting Apocalypse now allusions in the same episode that contains Sound of Music references!

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