Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Christian Theologies of the SacramentsA Comparative Introduction$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Justin S. Holcomb and David A. Johnson

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780814724323

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814724323.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM NYU Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.nyu.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of NYU Press Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NYSO for personal use.date: 29 March 2020

Huldrych Zwingli

Huldrych Zwingli

Chapter:
(p.152) 9 Huldrych Zwingli
Source:
Christian Theologies of the Sacraments
Author(s):

Bruce Gordon

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814724323.003.0010

This chapter covers the sacramental theology of the Swiss Reformer Huldrych Zwingli. Zwingli viewed spirit and material as being utterly separate and therefore deemed it impossible for material objects to be conduits of spiritual blessing. He defined a sacrament as “a sign of a sacred thing—that is, of grace that has been given.” Sacraments are thus signs of the work of grace done by God in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, not the means of that work of grace. Baptism is a sign of the regenerative work of the Holy Spirit and Eucharist a sign memorializing the redemptive death of Jesus Christ. While Zwingli and Luther agreed in their opposition to transubstantiation, they could not agree on the nature of Christ’s presence in the sacraments, and this chapter recounts the specifics of their disagreements.

Keywords:   sacrament, Eucharist, baptism, grace, Zwingli, transubstantiation, memorialism

NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.