“The church that cannot err.”: Early Reformed Thinking on the Church

Jon Balserak

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It is a commonplace that the Reformed church is Augustinian. Yet though axiomatic, this might still be scrutinized. Ulrich Zwingli's use of Augustine in relation to the doctrine of the church is particularly open to scrutiny, as we shall see. A range of topics have occupied Zwingli scholarship, but this chapter will focus principally on his use of Augustine within his polemics; that is, his work of reforming the church in Zurich and the region. Given Zwingli’s significance to the beginning of the Reformed church, our focus below will be upon him and Zurich though our purview will expand near the end of the essay.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication'Church' at the Time of the Reformation:
Subtitle of host publicationInvisible Community, Visible Parish, Confession, Building...?
EditorsAnna Vind
PublisherVandenhoeck & Ruprecht (Göttingen)
ISBN (Print)978-3-525-57099-9
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2020

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  • Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition


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