Vol 96 Issue 03

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Editors’ notes

As the front cover indicates, our annual Reformation issue is devoted to the Reformation in Zurich. The decision to highlight Zurich is based largely on the fact that this year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in this city located in the northeast side of Switzerland. In 1519, Ulrich Zwingli began preaching in the main church in Zurich. His preaching was astoundingly different from what the people had ever heard—he preached directly from the Bible. In this way God began the process of Reformation. The Reformation in Zurich is largely overshadowed by two other major sixteenth-century reforms. On the...

A spiritual and most precious pearl: A Christian view of affliction

This treatise is a translation from the German of Otho Wermullerus, an eminent scholar and divine of Zurich, contemporary of Bishop Miles Coverdale. We include here parts of two sections from the treatise. Source: Writings and Translation of Myles Coverdale, Bishop of Exeter, containing The Old Faith, A Spiritual and Most Precious Pearl [etc.], Parker Society edition, George Pearson, ed. (Cambridge University Press, 1844). Also available in the public domain on the Internet. It will be well for the Reader to keep in mind, that the little work before him was written in very troublesome times, when the piety of...