The Authority of Scripture in the Early Zurich Reformation (1522-1540)

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Abstract

The decisive impulse of the Zurich Reformation was not a particular theological tenet or the religious experience of one single reformer. It was the discovery of the authority of God’s Word. This discovery was essentially a liberating experience. Scripture was experienced as the place for encountering the living God, who is intrinsically a gracious God, and who correspondingly makes his will known to people. Given the circumstances of early modernity, it was, however, consequent and inevitable that in the process of restructuring a Christian society and church according to God’s Word the Bible became the authoritative scripture.

The Authority of Scripture in the Early Zurich Reformation (1522-1540)

in Journal of Reformed Theology

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See Berndt HammZwinglis Reformation der Freiheit (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener1988); for the fundamentals of Zwingli’s Theology and the beginning of the Zurich Reformation see also Gottfried Wilhelm Locher Die Zwinglische Reformation im Rahmen der europäischen Kirchengeschichte (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 1979); Peter Stephens The Theology of Huldrych Zwingli (Oxford: Clarendon 1986).

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Hans Rudolf Lavater“Die Froschauer-Bibel 1531,” in Die Zürcher Bibel von 1531: Entstehung Verbreitung und Wirkunged. Christoph Sigrist (Zürich: TVZ2011) 64-141.

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ZwingliZ II144-145. English translation: Huldrych Zwingli Writings: The Defense of the Reformed Faith Volume I trans. Edward Julius Furcha (Allison Park: Pickwick Publications 1984) 116.

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ZwingliZ I345; Bromiley Zwingli 61.

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ZwingliZ I353; Bromiley Zwingli 68.

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ZwingliZ I353; Bromiley Zwingli 68.

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ZwingliZ I357; Bromiley Zwingli 72.

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ZwingliZ I357; Bromiley Zwingli 72 et seq.

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ZwingliZ I361-371; Bromiley Zwingli 75-83.

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ZwingliZ I365; Bromiley Zwingli 78.

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ZwingliZ I365; Bromiley Zwingli 78.

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ZwingliZ I365; Bromiley Zwingli 79.

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ZwingliZ I380; Bromiley Zwingli 91 et seq.

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See ZwingliZ I365 367; Bromiley Zwingli 78-80; John 1:9; John 6:68.

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ZwingliZ I358; Bromiley Zwingli 73.

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ZwingliZ I382; Bromiley Zwingli 93.

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ZwingliZ I383; Bromiley Zwingli 93. Translation adapted by author.

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ZwingliZ I383-384; Bromiley Zwingli 94-95.

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ZwingliZ III375-469. German title Wer Ursache gibt zur Aufruhr.

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See also Peter Opitz“The Exegetical and Hermeneutical Work of John Oecolampadius: Huldrych Zwingli and John Calvin,” in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament: The History of Its Interpretation Volume II From the Renaissance to the Enlightenmenteds. Magne Saebø Michael Fishbane and Jean Louis Ska (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht2007) 106-159.

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See Peter Opitz“Reformation im Dienst der Förderung der ‘bonae litterae’ am Beispiel hermeneutischer Grundentscheidungen zu Beginn der Zürcher ‘Hohen Schule,’ ” in Departure to Modern Europe—Philosophy between 1400 and 1700eds. Hubertus Busche and Stefan Hessbrueggen-Walter (Hamburg: Meiner2011) 754-764.

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See Peter OpitzHeinrich Bullinger als Theologe: Eine Studie zu den Dekaden (Zürich: TVZ2004); see also Heinrich Bullinger: Life—Thought—Influence 2 vols. eds. Emidio Campi and Peter Opitz (Zürich: TVZ 2007).

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German title“Von der Autorität der Heiligen Schrift, ihrer Gewissheit, Zuverlässigkeit und absoluten Vollkommenheit” in Heinrich Bullinger Theologische Schriften Bd. 4: De scripturae sanctae authoritate deque episcoporum institutione et functione: (1538)eds. Emidio Campi together with Philipp Wälchli (Zürich: TVZ 2009) (abbreviation HBTS 4). For German translation see Heinrich Bullinger: Schriften Vol. II eds. Emidio Campi D. Roth and Peter Stotz (Zürich: TVZ 2004-2007).

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BullingerHBTS 422-25.

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BullingerHBTS 425-38.

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BullingerHBTS 428-31.

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BullingerHBTS 440-41.

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BullingerHBTS 432-36; 81-84.

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BullingerHBTS 453-62.

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ZwingliZ I119; Bromiley Zwingli 68.

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