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Anabaptism and reformation in Switzerland : an historical and theological analysis of the dialogues between Anabaptists and Reformers

Author: John Howard Yoder; C Arnold Snyder; David Carl Stassen
Publisher: Kitchener, Ont. : Pandora Press, ©2004.
Series: Anabaptist and Mennonite studies, 4.
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Genre/Form: Church history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Yoder, John Howard.
Anabaptism and reformation in Switzerland.
Kitchener, Ont. : Pandora Press, ©2004
Named Person: Ulrich Zwingli; Ulrich Zwingli; Ulrich Zwingli; Ulrich Zwingli; Ulrich Zwingli
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Howard Yoder; C Arnold Snyder; David Carl Stassen
ISBN: 1894710444 9781894710442
OCLC Number: 56329782
Notes: Translation of: Täufertum und Reformation in der Schweiz : I. Die Gespräche zwischen Täufern und Reformatoren, 1523-1538, and, Täufertum und Reformation im Gespräch, previously published separately.
Description: lxviii, 441 pages ; 24 cm.
I.I: The Pre-History of Anabaptism within the developing Zurich Reformation up to the First Baptism --
1. The Dialogue situation within the Reformation Leadership Group up to the Fall of 1523 --
2. the Diputation in Zurish in October, 1523 conerning Images and the Mass --
3. The Private Conversations between Zwingli and his Followers, 1523/1524 --
4. The Final Attempts at Understanding at the End of 1524 --
I.II: The Year 1525: Laying the Foundation --
5. The Disputation of January 1525 and the Introduction of Believers' Baptism --
6. The First Confrontations in Zurish from February to March, 1525 --
7. The First Discussion Outside of Zurish, St. Gallen, June 1525 --
8. Zwingli's Taufbuchlein (Baptism Booklet) --
9. Balthasar Hubmaier's Turn to the Anabaptists --
10. The Dialogue in Basel, August 1525 --
11. The Great Zurich Anabaptist Disputation, November 1525 --
12. Hubmaier's "Recantation" in Zurich, December 1525 --
I.III: The Years from 1526 to 1530: Development --
13. Polemical Writings of the Anabaptists, 1526-1527 --
14. The "Synod" of Schleitheim, February 1527 --
15. The Anabaptists in the Gruningen Amt, Summer 1527 --
16. Zwingli's "Elenchus," Summer 1527 --
17. The negotiations with "Karlin," Basel, 1527 --
18. Disputation in Bern, 1527 and 1528 --
19. Teufen in Appenzell, 1529 --
20. Basel, December 1529 --
21. Laufen in the Basel Region, 1530 --
I.IV: The Second Decade - Conclusion --
22. Bullinger's Struggle with the Anabaptists in Bremgarten, 1531 --
23. The "Conversion" of the Anabaptist Leader Pfistermeyer --
24. Hans Marquart in St. Gallen, 1532 --
25. The Great Zofingen Disputation, 1532 --
26. The Final Bern Disputation, 1538 --
27. Appendix: Other Known but Unresearched Dialogues --
I.V: The Significance of the Dialogues for the Understanding of Anabaptism --
28. The Number and Course of the dialogues --
29. The Will to Dialogue among the Anabaptists --
30. The Zwinglian Origins of Anabaptism --
31. The Inner Growth of the Anabaptist Understanding of Community --
32. The External Boundaries of the anabaptist Community --
Afterword --
Author's Foreword --
1. Introduction --
i. the Aim and Scope of the Present Treatise --
ii. The Image of the Reformers --
iii. The Standards of Theological Evaluation --
iv. Zwingli as an Opportunist? --
v. On Method --
II.I: The Primary Themes of the Dialogues with Zwingli --
2. Zwingli's Dualism --
i. Two Kinds of Justice --
ii. Two Kinds of Baptism --
iii. Results of this Dualism for particular Questions --
iv. The Later Development of Dualism --
v. Results --
3. Zwinglis' Monism --
i. The Unity of Baptism --
ii. The Unity of the Covenant --
iii. The Unity of the Testaments --
iv. Results --
II.II: The Primary Themes of the Later Dialogues --
4. The Rule of Love --
i. "Love" in Zwingli and Oecolampadius --
ii. The Further Development of the Concept of Love by the Bernese --
iii. "Love" in the Anabaptist Understanding --
5. The Authority of the Church --
i. Oecolampadius and the Catholic Tradition --
ii. Zwingli's Freedom from Tradition --
iii. The Protestantism that became Orthodoxy --
iv. the Anabaptists and Tradition --
6. Hermeneutics --
i. Synecdoche --
ii. Other Rhetorical Concepts --
7. Letter and Spirit --
i. The Alleged Spiritualism of the Anabaptists --
ii. The Alleged Literalism of the Anabaptists --
II.III: The Basic Foundation for Ecclesiolgy --
8. The Community as the Path to Knowledge --
i. Setting the Problem --
ii. The Community as the Place of Theological Insight --
iii. The Community as a Visible Organization --
iv. Dialogue as the Structure of the Community --
9. The Abandoning of the Community --
i. The Question of Zwingli's Turn --
ii. The Growing Power of the Civil Authority --
iii. Vestigia Ecclesia --
iv. The Reasons for Zwingli's surrender to Authorities --
10. The Effects of the Decision to Reform --
i. intolerance as a Faith Issue --
ii. The Oath of Truce as Recognition of Freedom of Belief --
iii. Two Swords or Two Churches --
iv. The Secularization of the Corpus Christianum --
v. The Reformation as Opportunism --
vi. Natural Law --
vii. "Realized Eschatology" --
II.IV: the Anabaptist Development of the Basic Zwinglian Position --
11. The Community over against the World --
i. The Civil Authority as the Form of the World --
ii. The Reality of the Community --
iii. Mistaken formulations of the Opposition Church Community - World --
iv. Confession as the Boundary of the Church Community --
12. The Community in its Existence for the World --
i. Commisssioning as the Essence of the Community --
ii. The Dignity of the World --
13. The Community that follows Christ --
i. The Christological Form of Ethics --
ii. The Meaning of Suffering --
iii. Suffering as Nota Ecclesiae --
iv. Commandment as Freedom --
v. The Central Concept of Anabaptism --
Notes on the Text --
Bibliography of Cited Works and Abbreviations --
Subject Index --
Index of Persons --
Index of Places --
Scripture Index.
Series Title: Anabaptist and Mennonite studies, 4.
Other Titles: Täufertum und Reformation in der Schweiz.
Responsibility: by John Howard Yoder ; edited by C. Arnold Snyder ; translated by David Carl Stassen and C. Arnold Snyder ; introduction by Neal Blough.


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