Chapter 9: The Swiss Reformer

think about...

1. What teacher introduced Zwingli to the Bible, and to what “ancient truth” did he point?

2. In Zwingli’s first position as a parish priest, “he submitted himself to the Bible as the word of God, the only sufficient, infallible rule.” Why is it important to take the Bible as our only rule of faith and practice?

3. In the debate between Eck and Zwingli’s representative, Oecolampadius, Eck “appealed for authority to the customs of the church,” while the reformers looked to the Holy Scriptures. What is the a proper place for tradition and custom in the church?