The Life of Ulrich Zwingle the Swiss Reforme

The Life of Ulrich Zwingle the Swiss Reforme

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...such as it was transmitted to us by the evangelists and apostles. As to the fathers of the church, I do not blame persons for reading and quoting them in the pulpit, provided it be where they are conformable to scripture, and provided they be not considered as infallible authority." This answer of Zwingle's only irritated the grand vicar, and gave rise to some altercations foreign from the real question, after which the assembly separated.q Thus ended the first colloquy, the effect of which was answerable to the Avishes of Zwingle. He had not flattered himself with the idea of converting his adversaries in the space of a few hours; but had been desirous of procuring an opportunity of unfolding his opinions in presence of the clergy of Zurich, and he took advan Fuessli Beytr. zu der Ref. Gesch. der Schweitz. T. it. p. 81. et seq.--After the works of Zwingle, are given the acts of this colloquy, translated into Latin. The work of Fuessli contains an account of the same colloquy, given by a zealous catholic, secretary of state to the city of Lucerrt, who was present. tage of the few objections brought against him to lay down some important principles. His simplicity, firmness and gentleness, inspired his audience with great veneration; his eloquence and knowledge carried away those who were hesitating between the two parties; and the silence of his adversaries, being regarded as a tacit proof of their weakness, served his cause almost as much as his own arguments. From this time, the partisans of reform multiplied rapidly in all classes of society. Zwingle derived a further advantage from this colloquy. Hitherto he had had no support but himself; his reputation was his strength; but it could not alone have upheld him against the censures of his...
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  • English
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