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By G. R. Potter

Huldrych Zwingli was once well known as a humanist and admirer of Erasmus while he got here to Zurich from Glarus and Einsiedeln in 1519. The levels of the Zwinglian Reformation there have been marked via the assault on obligatory fasting, photos in church buildings and the doctrine of purgatory, culminating within the rejection of the sacrificial nature of the mass. Like Luther, Zwingli permitted sola scripture because the purely criterion in which non secular ideals have been to be judged, yet he parted corporation with Luther at the critical factor of the character of the eucharist. Their war of words at Marburg did not result in contract. a different very important problem got here from the Anabaptists, who rejected child baptism, army provider, oaths and cost of tithe. Zwingli's many verbal and written discussions with them and his family members with Grebel, Mentz, Blaurock and Hubmaier shape a part of the tale.

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Four He had by way of now mastered 1 2 three four Diebold, monk from 1499, administrator 1513-1525, was once a customer of studying and instantly accountable for Zwingli's move. To him Zvi ingli later committed his treatise at the Canon of the mass (see p. 151). After 1525 he lived in Zurich, married Agnes Hochholzer in 1530, and was once killed at Kappel in 1531. Egli four, 1, sixteen; Z vn, forty eight n. three, 609-10; J. B. Miiller, Diebold von Geroldseck, hg. v. O. Ringholz, Mittheilungen des Historischen Vereins des Kantons SchmyZy 7 (Einsiedeln, Waldshut, 1890). For a time the entire convent consisted of the abbot, who was once non-resident, and the administrator. R. Tschudi, Das Kloster Einsiedeln unter den Aebten Ludwig II. Blarer und Joachim Eichhorn, 1526-156Q (Einsiedeln, 1946) 9-10; Miiller, 7, nine. whereas in Einsiedeln Zwingli turned accustomed to Johann (Hans) Oechsli, later minister of Burg vor Stein am Rhein (see under, p. one hundred forty five) and Franz Zink (c. 1480-1530). This latter supporter, who assisted within the management at Einsiedeln, was once additionally minister at Freienbach and was once keen on the preparations for Zwingli's papal pension. He took half within the moment Disputation at Zurich in 1523, performing as deacon, married in 1527, used to be current on the Berne disputation in 1528, preached the Zwinglian gospel at Wil and Zurzach and died 31 January 1530. Z vn, 467. Ringholz 38. on reflection in January 1524 Zwingli said the times whilst he had given himself totally to Bible-study. *Ich.. . mich hub gantz an die heyligen gschrirft lassen. ' Z 1, 379. between his hearers used to be Caspar Hedio (above, 19 n. five) of St Theodore, Basle, who was once significantly inspired. Z vn, 213; Ringholz, 587; ZSK xin (1919), 129-33. * Versare diurna non cessat Gr^corum Latinorumque et philosophos et theologos, qui quidem pertinax exertions e^stus illos impudentes vel mitigat, si non extinguit. ' Z VII, 111. He additionally corresponded with the Italian Greek student Paul Bombasius, diplomat and cardinal, previously a lecturer at Bologna. Z vn, seventy five. forty two Parish priest: Glarus and Einsiedeln the Greek language in addition to any guy north of the Alps - extra, Vadian, Budaeus, even Erasmus. From the Greek New testomony, and from Tertullian, Jerome and Lactantius, he was once interested in the examine of the Greek Fathers, Origen, Cyril of Alexandria and Chrysostom particularly, and he spotted that the sooner they wrote the fewer their educating appeared to aid present doctrine, particularly approximately purgatory. Erasmus remained a resource of admiration and imitation. those years introduced him the Enchiridion militis Christiani (the Knight's pocket dagger or flick-knife) (1503), a satire which was once additionally a precis of Christian humanism,1 including the fundamental Adagia(i$o8)and theamusing compliment of Folly (1511). there have been additionally the Paraphrases of the recent testomony from 1517 which have been immensely welcomed and outfitted into a lot of Zwingli's later concept. He started to learn and annotate the Greek Fathers, and wider wisdom in their language and methods of idea followed transforming into mistrust of the logicalities of the medieval Schoolmen.

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