Zwingli: An Introduction to His Thought

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Clarendon Press, 1994 - Law - 174 pages
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This book, by a leading Reformation scholar, is the only comprehensive introduction to Zwingli's thought for the student and general reader. In it Professor Stephens discusses the main areas of debate in Zwingli studies, and engages with a variety of interpretations of Zwingli. In the opening chapters he places Zwingli in the context of Zurich and Switzerland in the sixteenth century, describes the various influences on Zwingli's development, and outlines his life as a reformer. Therefollow two chapters which introduce the main themes in Zwingli's thought, and these are related both to the life and work of the man himself as well as to the views of other reformers. A final chapter considers Zwingli as a reformer and theologian. Here, and elsewhere in the book, Professor Stephens points to Zwingli's relevance today. There is a short glossary of theological terms.

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User Review  - Richard.Cronin - LibraryThing

Good intro to the man. An easy read enough read if your interested in this area. Zwingli comes out as an attractive character. I was surprised by how often i was given the impression that his thinking corresponds with my own. Perhaps he will come back into fashion? Read full review

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W. P. Stephens is at University of Aberdeen.

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