Swiss Reformation, Zwingli
The year 2019 began the 500th anniversary of The Reformation in Switzerland. The man who would forever change the country we now know as Switzerland was Huldrych or Ulrich Zwingli, a Catholic priest educated in humanism, who arrived in Zurich in 1519. Zwingli’s writings, sermons and alliances with Zurich’s political class allowed him to change the church in Switzerland and influence other reformers and faiths over the centuries. Often overlooked in the history of the Protestant Reformation due to the dominance of Martin Luther and John Calvin, Zwingli is getting renewed attention with the 500th anniversary of The Swiss Reformation. From conferences to a new film, people are reexamining the life, legacy and impact of this Swiss reformer who broke with Rome and sought to create a new Christianity. By examining his life and writings and the works of historians, we can get a better sense of Zwingli as an important Protestant reformer who forever changed Switzerland.
Marabello, Thomas Quinn
"The 500th Anniversary of the Swiss Reformation: How Zwingli changed and continues to impact Switzerland today,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 57
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol57/iss1/3