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Zwingli: Theologian and Reformer

W. P. Stephens

in Zwingli

Published in print February 1994 | ISBN: 9780198263630
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682629 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263630.003.0014
Zwingli: Theologian and Reformer

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This chapter discusses some of the characteristics in Zwingli's work as a reformer and some of the emphases in his thought. Two of the most notable characteristics of his theology are that it is biblical and centred in God. The discussion here looks at him as a biblical theologian and social, political, practical, and pastoral reformer. His theology was biblical, yet open to truth wherever it is found. It was centred in the God who has revealed himself in Christ and who is active through the Spirit. The chapter concludes that his theology and ministry embraced society as well as the individual, but its source and goal was the glory of God.

Keywords: biblical theologian; social reformer; political reformer; practical reformer; pastoral reformer; glory of God

Chapter.  4077 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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