It is 1549 and Switzerland and the Reformed church is still racked with a problem about the Lord’s Supper. Enter Calvin and Bullinger to pull off what no one before them could do . . . a Reformed agreement on the Supper.
1525 did see the spread of the Anabaptist movement. Sometimes called the Radical Reformation, this group of people challenged the Reformation from the other side of the aisle. Its rejection of infant baptism is just a small part of their total overthrow of a Reformed idea of Sola Scriptura.
As we walk down the old paths of the German Reformation, we come to compare Zurich and Strasbourg in two votes taken to end and abolish the Mass in the city. And from those votes we can find a lesson for today.
The walk takes us back to Strasbourg, and a new question that arises in 1524. The reformers and the Romanists do battle again over a surprising question of citizenship.
A lesson in giving up earthly power for the Kingdom of Heaven in the Fraumunster church in Zurich in 1524.
The tension in Switzerland was high and this incident in 1524 shows the tension on both sides, but ends with death. Many lessons can be learned from mob mentality to persecution for righteousness sake. Take a walk down this path and learn about Zurich in 1524.
The aftermath of the Zurich debates in 1523 had impact around the rest of Switzerland. A quick look at St. Gall and Appenzell as the Reformation continues through Bible studies and priests. The word of God marches on in power.
Walking the Old Paths explores the year 1523 in Strasbourg, the imperial free city. This is the year that Matthew Zell got reinforcements for his work including Casper Hedio, Wolfgang Captio, and Martin Bucer. Take a listen to see how this applies to us today.
Zurich and Zwingli take the lead in the Reformation with the first debates. And the church shows its wisdom in dealing with those who have not yet understood. A lesson or two for our own day can be found from these leaders of Zurich.
The Reformation moves forward in other Cantons too. Bern is in view today as we look at the way Reformation moved in Bern during the year of 1522. Berthold Haller and Sebastian Meyer begin their work and the people respond.