Happy birthday to Who2’s unofficial mascot, Ulrich Zwingli. The oft-forgotten Swiss theologian turns 624 on New Year’s Day.
We can’t describe Zwingli better than we did in last year’s tribute: “The Protestant Reformer who survived bubonic plague, had a secret marriage at age 38, and still ended up playing Avis to Martin Luther‘s Hertz.”
We love him just the same. Not many would be willing to tangle with Luther over transubstantiation, but Zwingli was such a man.
Happy 624th, Ulrich, wherever you are!