Zurich and Trent Viewed Especially Through Bullinger: In Particular, His Ecclesias evangelicas (1552)
Keywords:Heinrich Bullinger, councils, papacy, sacraments, salvation, Scripture, tradition
As Antistes of Zurich, Heinrich Bullinger took the initiative to preach as well as to write critically and incisively about the Council of Trent both for the ministers and the political leaders of Zurich. For more than ten years he preached or wrote on the value, or otherwise, of church councils and of Trent, in particular. His Ecclesias evangelicas written for George I reveals his rhetorical skills as he sought to convince and encourage him to embrace the faith of the evangelical churches in the face of the tradition and teaching of Rome inter alia concerning Scripture, the papacy, salvation, tradition and the sacraments.