[zwing-glee-uh n, swing-, tsving-lee-]
- of or relating to Ulrich Zwingli or his doctrines, largely agreeing with those of Luther and offering a distinctive interpretation of the Lord's Supper.
- a follower of Zwingli.
Origin of Zwinglian
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Examples from the Web for zwinglian
Luther in fact was never Zwinglian as regards the Communion.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV
J. H. Merle D'Aubign
The document is Calvinist in theology and largely Zwinglian in language.
The Zwinglian cook placed a box of many-colored chips in front of him.Atlantida
That is not Lutheran doctrine, it is not even Zwinglian; it is much nearer the Anabaptist.
There were fervent adherents of extreme Swiss doctrines, Calvinistic or Zwinglian; these were also few.Ten Tudor Statesmen
Arthur D. Innes
- an upholder of the religious doctrines or movement of Zwingli
- of or relating to Zwingli, his religious movement, or his doctrines, esp his interpretation of the Eucharist
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Word Origin and History for zwinglian
1532, after Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531), Swiss Protestant reformer.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper