Historical Who is Who

ZWINGLI, Ulrich

1484 - 1531
Switzerland
RELIGION, POLITICS

Ulrich Zwingli was a Christian who is grouped alongside Calvin and Luther as a leading initiator of the Protestant Reformation. He drew on scholarship in biblical languages, historical theology and philosophy, experience as a military chaplain, and association with a pilgrimage centre – together these led him to challenge many traditional beliefs as superstitious and self-serving. It is individual experience which is the proper test of truth claims in ethics and religion.

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