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Zwingli, Ulrich
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Ulrich (Huldrych, Huldreich) Zwingli (1484–1531), a Zurich reformer, was perhaps the most important figure in German Switzerland and southwest Germany for the initial phase of the early Reformation. His theology, distinctively formed above all in the theological argument with Martin Luther and related particularly to the urban experience, represents a specific interpretation of the Reformation message and forms an essential theological-historical element of the development of the Reformed confession, which had been evolving since the late 1520s.

Zwingli was born on Janua…

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Kaufmann, Thomas, “Zwingli, Ulrich”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_Z.12>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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