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Zwingli : an introduction to his thought

Author: W P Stephens
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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"This book, by a leading Reformation scholar, is the only comprehensive introduction to Zwingli's thought for the student and general reader. In it, Professor Stephens discusses the main areas of debate in Zwingli studies, and engages with a variety of interpretations of Zwingli. In the opening chapters he places Zwingli in the context of Zurich and Switzerland in the 16th century, describes the various influences  Read more...
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Stephens, W.P. (W. Peter).
Zwingli.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)608278334
Named Person: Ulrich Zwingli; Ulrich Zwingli; Ulrich Zwingli
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W P Stephens
ISBN: 0198263295 9780198263296 0198263635 9780198263630
OCLC Number: 24629142
Description: xiii, 174 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Zurich and the confederation --
Zwingli's life and ministry --
The Bible --
God : the sovereignty of God --
Christ : salvation in Christ --
The Holy Spirit : the Spirit and the Word --
Salvation --
Word and sacrament --
Baptism --
The Eucharist --
The church --
The state --
Zwingli : theologian and reformer.
Responsibility: W.P. Stephens.
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