Religious Leader

Huldrych Zwingli

Zwingli is our king!

Timeline

1513- Zwingli learned Greek to study the Bible from the source

1514- Zwingli's first act of rebellion was the opposition to the principle of self-redemption

1515- Zwingli began his own reformation of the Church

1516- Zwingli began to preach directly from the Gospel.

1517- Zwingli began to move away from papacy

1518- Zwingli's theology of the Eucharist developed

1519- Zwingli was called to become a pastor in Zurich where his reformation took off


Reformation of the Church

Idolization

When Zwingli became leader of the church in Zurich, he had all of the paintings removed because he believed that the images where being worshiped, not Christ himself.


Music

Zwingli had music banned in the Church, not because he didn't like it, but because he believed that the singers were not singing for the glory of God, but for their own aggrandizement.


Teachings of the Gospel

Unlike most pastors, Zwingli spoke directly from the bible. Most preachers added to the verses to make the illiterate pay more tithes or give money to them. Zwingli preached from the bible and interpreted it into his own perspective.