from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Ulrich Zwingli or to his theological system, especially his doctrine that the physical body of Jesus is not present in the Eucharist and that the ceremony is merely a symbolic commemoration of Jesus's death.
  • n. A follower of Zwingli.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating or referring to Zwingli, his beliefs, or his followers and adherents.
  • n. A follower of Zwingli, who disagreed with Luther in rejecting the doctrine of the presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Ulric Zwingli (1481-1531), the reformer of German Switzerland, who maintained that in the Lord's Supper the true body of Christ is present by the contemplation of faith but not in essence or reality, and that the sacrament is a memorial without mystical elements.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Ulrich (Huldreich) Zwingli (1484-1531), a Swiss religious reformer, or his doctrines.
  • n. A follower of Zwingli.


From Huldrych Zwingli (1484–1531), Swiss Protestant reformer (Wiktionary)


  • Dissenters is the so – called Zwinglian doctrine, the doctrine that the

    The Hymns of Wesley and Watts: Five Papers

  • Lutherans in America] there are almost all shades of dissent and descent, not only to that which is popularly called the Zwinglian, and of which the _Lutheran Observer_ may be considered the exponent, but yet lower to that which we may call, for want of a better name, Socinian. "

    American Lutheranism Volume 2: The United Lutheran Church (General Synod, General Council, United Synod in the South)

  • My theory is that a Zwinglian redactor recovered some fragments of the works of the original Jim West and has edited them for publication in this new format.

    Zwinglian Redactor Hypothesis

  • You throw around names and textbook phrases Zwinglian pseudo-rationalism, but you continue to espouse anti-intellectualism.

    Inigo Montoya Addresses Fundamentalists

  • In that case it would refer only to protesting estates, which included members who were not Lutheran e.g., Zwinglian imperial cities.

    Ferule & Fescue

  • The Protestant reformers had made a vernacular liturgy one of their central principles, and the liturgies which each group of reformers, whether Lutheran, Calvinist, Zwinglian or Anglican, composed for use in its own churches naturally emphasised the particular beliefs of that group, as distinct not only from orthodox Catholic beliefs but also from those of other Protestants.


  • In 1526, a letter that he sent to a conference of the Swiss cantons called to organize opposition to the spread of Zwinglian doctrines again stated his objections to Sacramentarian doctrine.

    Desiderius Erasmus

  • The city where he had found the most physically and intellectually comfortable home he ever had, like most German cities, was strongly attracted to Luther and even more attracted to the more radical Zwinglian or Sacramentarian version of the Reformation.

    Desiderius Erasmus

  • The most striking feature of this work was that Ramus defined theology as the art of living virtuously, ars bene vivendi, adopting an essentially Zwinglian point of view.

    Petrus Ramus

  • Catholics, in particular, seem to assume that all Protestants, or at least all evangelicals, hold to the Zwinglian view that the bread and wine are mere symbols and the Lord's Supper is a memorial, an ordinance commanded by Christ, but not a sacrament or a means of grace.

    BatesLine: April 2005 Archives


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