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Zwingli's Historic Reformation Sermon
In a historic sermon preached on the third day of the second Zurich Disputation, Zwingli set forth his understanding of the ministry in a lengthy message that is timeless in the application. Excerpts from this sermon are found in the "From the Archives" section of this magazine. In this article Dr. Fritz Büsser discusses the central thrust of Zwingli's understanding of the nature of the ministry as aticulated in "The Shepherd" sermon.
50 years that changed with faith, fortunes, food and faraway places.
In His 67 Theses Zwingli Highlights His Reformed Beliefs
Some of Zwingli's closest early associates felt that he and the Zurich City Council were moving too slowly in implementing the Swiss Reformation. Their protests led to persecution.
Zwingli died before his dreams were fulfilled, but his followers, especially Heinrich Bullinger, spread his Reformed influence throughout Europe, to England, and eventually to America.
The Story of Hans Bret, Died January 1577
Translated by Miriam Usher Chrisman. Printed at Strassburg by Jacob Frölich Zentralbibliothek Zürich, Wick Collection PAS II 1/2. The broadsheet is dated in the collection as 1544.
16th Century Responses to the Anabaptists
This article condensed and edited from the book by the same title. Used by permission.
This story of the Michael Sattler family, the Paul Glock family, and the Klaus von Grafeneck family has never been told before. On the surface, it is not a story at all but two rather isolated Anabaptist events, one in the 1520s involving Michael Sattler and one in the 1550s–70s involving Paul Glock. The courage and spirit displayed in these events, however, touched the lives of the van Grafenecks and make one historical vignette about the witness of dying and living in the spirit of Christ.
A Quarter Century that Lit a Fire…that Spread to All the World!
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