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Ulrich Zwingli: Shepherd Warrior - Trail Blazers Series (Boekestein)

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By the end of his brief life Ulrich Zwingli would change the religious landscape of his home and the world. It wasn't until the last few years of his life that he became a reformer. He fought for truth and righteousness with his mind and pen, he fought for lost souls to hear the good news of Jesus Christ, and at the age of forty-seven, as an army chaplain, he was killed on the battle-field. The Shepherd Warrior, Ulrich Zwingli, fought the good fight. With his last strength he voiced his victory: "They can kill the body but not the soul!"


Table of Contents: 

  1. The Birth of a Warrior
  2. The Shaping of a Scholar-Shepherd
  3. Field Preacher
  4. A Step Closer to Zurich
  5. First Year in Zurich
  6. Of Meat and Marriage
  7. The Great Debater
  8. New Radicals
  9. The End of the Mass
  10. War of Water and Words
  11. The First Kappel War
  12. Family Skirmishes
  13. The Second Kappel War 

Appendix: Religious Use of Violence during the Reformation



William Boekestein is the pastor at Immanuel Fellowship Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Prior to this, he pastored at Covenant Reformed Church, Carbondale, Pennsylvania and taught at a Christian school. He has authored several books including A Well-Ordered Church with Daniel R. Hyde.