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Zwingli, Ulrich Syllabification: Zwing·li, Ulrich
Pronunciation: /ˈzwiNG(ɡ)lē/ /ˈswiNG-/ /ˈtsfiNG-/

Definition of Zwingli, Ulrich in English:

( 1484–1531), Swiss religious reformer, the principal figure of the Swiss Reformation. He rejected papal authority and many orthodox doctrines and, although he had strong local support in Zurich, his ideas met with fierce resistance in some regions. Zwingli was killed in the civil war that resulted from his reforms.



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  • This latter ‘Calvinism’ itself took a more Zwinglian turn due to the debate between theologians of Princeton and Mercersburg seminaries.
  • The 1552 book marked a Zwinglian shift; the mass became the communion, tables replaced altars, the surplice replaced Eucharistic vestments.
  • Some churches followed a Zwinglian tradition that excluded all song from the sanctuary.

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