Protestants: The Third Man

"Ah God! If only Adam had eaten a pear!" So wrote the young Swiss Priest Ulrich Zwingli in the margin of a copy of St. Augustine's City of God. It was the half-quizzical, wholly anguished cry of a man bothered by the mystery of evil and man's sinfulness. Like Luther before him and Calvin afterwards, Zwingli discovered his solution in the unadorned Word of God, and not in the papal teachings of the corrupt, corrupting, 16th century Roman Church. Zwingli thus became the architect of the Swiss Reformation. But he remains the...

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