"Ulrich Zwingli, the Swiss Reformer, and Luther"



    The Lutheran Journal, Vol. 70, #2, 2001 - Erwin Weber


During the religious debate in Marburg in 1529, Martin Luther and Ulrich Zwingli agreed on fourteen of the fifteen articles of the Protestant cause but could not agree on the fifteenth which dealt with the Lord's Supper. Therefore, Luther felt compelled to say that the opposition had a "different spirit." This difference of opinion prevented the collaboration of the two reformers.

Zwingli, who was very politically oriented, was more radical than Luther and saw the Lord's Supper as a symbolic and commemorative event. Thus the die was cast that there would be more than one reform movement.