|The Lutheran Journal, Vol. 69, #3, 2000 - Erwin Weber|
This article is about the life of Ulrich Zwingli who was born in Wildhaus, Switzerland, on January 1, 1494. He was born three weeks after Martin Luther.
He became the father of the Reformed tradition, which spread throughout Switzerland, Southern Germany, and eventually among the Presbyterians, Congregationalists, Dutch Reformed, and German Reformed Churches in the United States. He was ordained in 1506 at age 22 in the Cathedral in Basel, and studied the Classics and the New Testament in the Erasmus edition. As priest at the Cathedral in Zurich, he preached the reformed doctrine and made Zurich a center of the Reformation.