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The Swiss Reformation 1528-1531 (Reformation Overview 16 of 21)

By Dr. C. Matthew McMahon - Posted at Sermon Audio : Link: Huldrych Zwingli Woodcut by Hans Asper , 1531 ( Wikipedia )

The Swiss Cantons 1484-1522 (Reformation Overview 8 of 21)

By Dr. C. Matthew McMahon - Posted at Sermon Audio : Link: Wikimedia

Reformation Women: Anna Reinhard

Anna Reinhart - Huldrych Zwingli's wife (1484 - 1538) By Rebecca VanDoodewaard - Posted at Tabletalk Magazine : Katharina Luther looms large in any discussion about Protestant women during the Reformation. She earned her acclaim through her work—and her high-profile, high-maintenance husband. But there were other women who also labored for the newly revived church. They, too, have much to teach us. The first woman to become a Reformer’s wife was Anna Reinhard (c. 1484–1538). Like Calvin’s wife, Idelette, Anna was a young widow when her future husband arrived in town as the new priest. We have no record of her birthdate, but many believe it was in 1484. We know little about her youth except that she was beautiful and that a young, local nobleman—John von Knonau—wanted to marry her. His family opposed the match, so John and Anna married in secret. When the news got out, John’s father cut him off, so he joined the Swiss army to support his wife. After several campaigns, he r

Is Infant Baptism A Roman Catholic Leftover?

By Dr. R. Scott Clark - Posted at The Heidelblog : Like a growing number of people in the Reformed churches I did not begin my Christian life there. I began my Christian life in an evangelical (Southern) Baptist setting. As part of my initiation into that culture I was given an explanation for why there are other approaches to reading Scripture, beyond those I saw and experienced in my evangelical Baptist circle. E.g., I was told that Roman Catholics baptized infants but that was purely out of tradition. Ours, I was told, was the biblical practice. When I learned that there were Protestants. however, who did not baptize infants that was more difficult. They too professed to follow Scripture as their principal authority. In those cases I was given a twofold explanation. Some of them, e.g., the mainline Presbyterians (PCUSA), I was told, are liberal and thus, like the Romanists, do not really adhere to Scripture. They baptize infants out of sentiment more than conviction. The others

Zwingli and the 'Sausage Supper'

Posted at 5 Minutes in Church History with Stephen Nichols : On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History we’re going to go back to one of our favorite topics, the Reformation , and we’re going to talk about what I think is one of the most interesting events in all of church history. This is the famous sausage supper of 1522. Well we need to set the stage for you. Christopher Froschauer is the printer in the city of Zurich in Switzerland. The printer was a very prestigious person in the 16th century. This was a person of some wealth, a person of some influence and power, and a very respected citizen. Christopher Froschauer and his understudies and his apprentices had all been very busy. They just completed a new edition of Saint Paul’s epistles, and they wanted to celebrate. So they decided to have a sausage supper. Now, what we need to know is this was on a Friday, and it was in the spring, and it was during Lent. So yes, you can connect the dots here—this was not allowed ac

Huldrych Zwingli [1484-1531]

Posted at This Day in Presbyterian History : Our post today comes from guest author, Rev. David W. Hall, excerpted from chapter 2 of his book, The Genevan Reformation and the American Founding. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2003). That Zwingli was a key figure in the Protestant Reformation is undeniable, and so it seems appropriate to include this account of him here today on the anniversary of his death. Zwingli: Patriot Reformer of German Speaking Switzerland by Rev. David W. Hall William Farel was the pioneer of the Reformation in Geneva, but closer to Germany another fiery minister preceded him by a few years. Huldrych Zwingli (b. 1484), a Swiss reformer immediately prior to Calvin, also recognized that resistance was legitimate if a civil ruler ordered the squelching of true religion (as in Acts 4-5). However, he qualified that such resistance should only occur with the support of the large majority and without murder or war. Nonetheless, by the Peasants’ War (1525), Prot