The Humor of Huldrych Zwingli: The Lighter Side of the Protestant Reformation

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Huldrych Zwingli, the third man of the Reformation, is generally remembered as a stern, abrupt and solemn individual. This characterization was proven wrong with the publication of Fritz Schmidt-Clausing s volume on the humor of Zwingli (Otto Lembeck Verlag, 1968). This volume, long out of print, is now offered again in a bilingual German/English edition, making Zwingli s humorous remarks, anecdotes, and stories accessible to students, scholars and interested laypersons once again.

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Dr. Jim West is currently Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies at Quartz Hill School of Theology. He earned his Th.D. from Andersonville Baptist Seminary.

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"The world of learning is fortunately indivisible. As Director of the Institute for Swiss Reformation History at the University of Zurich I'm glad to congratulate Dr. Jim West who, on the other side of the Atlantic, has taken the initiative to republish and translate Fritz Schmidt-Clausing's booklet on Zwingli's Humor. I find in it authentic light as I peer among the shadows which hide the past from us." - Dr. Emidio Campi Director of the Institute for Swiss Reformation History University of Zurich "If any had imagined Zwingli as a straight-faced, humanist dogmatician and dull producer of theological fossils, this is the book to set things straight; it reconnects us with the real Reformer, with a man of deep theological energy and pastoral concern often delivered in the shape of biting wit, creative puns and a variety of other hilarious forms. In other words, this is a man we can identify with, making him appear all the more as someone worthy of out study and interest.." - Chris Tilling London School of Theology "Zwingli, with the Bible in one hand and the sword in the other - this caricature from the 19th century is still popular. [This book] presents us with another side of the Swiss reformer: Zwingli the linguistically skilled humanist, the speaker, who is familiar with the language of the common people, the satirist, and a man who is able to laugh at himself... This kind of humor is always needed." - Dr. Peter Opitz Institute for Swiss Reformation History Professor of Church History University of Zurich"

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