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Ulrich Zwingli: Swiss Reformer Submitted to Dr. Jeffery Mayfield in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion of Amber Wells CHHI 300-D07: Survey of the History of Christianity April 8, 2019
C H H I 3 0 0 | 2 Contents Introduction ................................................................................................................................... 3 A Biography ................................................................................................................................... 3 Unique Theology and Writings ................................................................................................... 7 Conclusion .................................................................................................................................... 8 Bibliography ................................................................................................................................. 9
C H H I 3 0 0 | 3 Introduction Ulrich Zwingli was a father of the Swiss Reformation. Zwingli’s spirit of reformation began around 1519, when he first read the writings of Martin Luther. 1 Inspired to take a more public stand against all religious practices not founded on Scripture, he wrote his own sixty- seven article thesis in 1523. 2 Ultimately, his stance and subsequent movement led to a civil war between Swiss cantons, with six following Zwingli’s Protestant views, and five persisting steadfastly in Catholicism. 3 Zwingli’s main theological contributions to the Swiss Reformation remain to this day, as he championed the supremacy of both the sovereignty of God, and the authority of Scripture. 4 A Biography Named Ulrich after his father, 5 Zwingli was born 2 months after Martin Luther, 6 on January 1, 1484, 7 in a herdsmen’s cabin 8 in the small village of Wildhaus in the Swiss Alps. Keen for his son to be educated, Zwingli’s village magistrate father 9 sent him to Bern at age 13. Zwingli’s affinity for poetry and music, coupled with his eloquent intelligence, made him the perfect candidate for the Dominican and Franciscan monastic orders. However, his father heard 1 Reinhold Neibuhr. “Zwingli: United Church of Christ,” Zwingli.org , accessed 8 April 2019, 2 Christian History Institute. “#305:Zwingli’s Sixty-Seven Articles,” ChristianHistoryInstitute.org , edited by Dan Graves. Accessed 8 April 2019, 3 Reinhold Neibuhr. “Zwingli: United Church of Christ,” Zwingli.org , accessed 8 April 2019, 4 Geoffrey W. Bromiley. “Huldrych Zwingli: Swiss Religious Leader,” Britannica.com, last updated 1 January 2019. Accessed 8 April 2019, 5 Gordon, Bruce. “Huldrych Zwingli.” The Expository Times 126, no. 4 (January 2015): 157–68. doi: 10.1177/0014524614560493 . 6 Nickens, Mark. “Chapter 6: Swiss Reformation,” in A Survey of the History of Christianity , pp 77. Nashville, TN: Wordsearch Academic, 2018. Retrieved from 7 Ibid. 8 Lineage. “Who Was Zwingli?” LineageJourney.com , accessed 8 April 2019, 9 Geoffrey W. Bromiley. “Huldrych Zwingli: Swiss Religious Leader,” Britannica.com, last updated 1 January 2019. Accessed 8 April 2019,
C H H I 3 0 0 | 4 of this, calling him back home. 10 Ulrich journeyed to Vienna, and later to Basel, to finish his education, graduating in 1504.

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