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zwinglian Definitions

adj

relating or referring to zwingli, his beliefs, or his followers and adherents.

noun

a follower of zwingli, who disagreed with luther in rejecting the doctrine of the presence of christ in the eucharist.

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  • the real beginning of the reformation in switzerland was zwingli's lectures on the new testament in 1519. armed with erasmus' 1516 edition of the greek text he discarded scholastic commentaries and proclaimed the sole authority of the word of god as revealed in scriptures. with his expression of opposition to lenten observances in 1522 the reformation in zürich was well under way. in the same year, with the publication of architeles, he made clear his belief in freedom from the control of the roman hierarchy. a public disputation with a papal representative was held before the general council at zürich in 1523; zwingli presented his doctrines in 67 theses. the council approved the zwinglian position and instructed all priests in the canton to comply. factmonster.com

  • the real beginning of the reformation in switzerland was zwingli's lectures on the new testament in 1519. armed with erasmus' 1516 edition of the greek text he discarded scholastic commentaries and proclaimed the sole authority of the word of god as revealed in scriptures. with his expression of opposition to lenten observances in 1522 the reformation in zürich was well under way. in the same year, with the publication of architeles, he made clear his belief in freedom from the control of the roman hierarchy. a public disputation with a papal representative was held before the general council at zürich in 1523; zwingli presented his doctrines in 67 theses. the council approved the zwinglian position and instructed all priests in the canton to comply. infoplease.com