Original Research - Special Collection: HTS 75th Anniversary Maake Masango Dedication

Huldyrch Zwingli’s contribution to the Reformation

Jerry Pillay, Catherine McMillan
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 75, No 4 | a5635 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v75i4.5635 | © 2019 Jerry Pillay | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 July 2019 | Published: 11 November 2019

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Jerry Pillay, Department of Church History and Church Polity, Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Catherine McMillan, Department of Church History and Church Polity, Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

Huldyrch Zwingli, the first Swiss reformer in Zurich, made significant contributions to the 16th-century Reformation, yet he remains relatively unknown, if not forgotten. He is generally overshadowed by other reformers, such as Martin Luther and John Calvin. This article attempts to bring Zwingli to the surface by examining some of his contributions in Zurich which impacted the Reformation at large. This is especially significant because 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Zwingli. The aim of the article is to provide an overview of Zwingli’s contributions to the Reformation and point out how his works, in given areas such as faith and society, theology and sacraments, have stimulated further developments and dialogues during the Reformation and beyond.

Keywords

Reformation; Zwingli; Luther; Swiss; Zurich; Reformed

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