Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective 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.
  • noun A follower of Zwingli.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Theol.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • 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. "

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  • 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

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

    Ferule & Fescue

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

    Inigo Montoya Addresses Fundamentalists

  • 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 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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