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Zwingli, Huldrych
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT RELATING TO THE BERNE DISPUTATION
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AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT RELATING TO THE BERNE DISPUTATION
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Zwingli, Huldrych
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT RELATING TO THE BERNE DISPUTATION
on the subject of the Immaculate Conception, rejecting the claim of the 'papists' that they diminish the importance of Mary and state that there is no scriptural basis that she remained a virgin, and citing various passages from the bible to support his view 

...Was wäre es für ein wunderzeychen, das ein tochter empfienge und gebäre, so doch alle, die empfahen und gebären, ouch junckfrowen sind gewesen. Aber das ist ein wunder, das ein junckfrow empfahe und ein junckfrow blibe, das sy gebäre und junckfrow blibe. So im nun also, so volget, das sy vor und nach der Geburt ein junckfrow gewesen; dann das ist ein wunder...

1 page, folio (325 x 220mm.), later annotations in ink ("12. Jan: 1528...1528.12.Jan. Rede über die unbefleckte Jungfrauschaft Mariae...N.o 23..." and pencil, [presumably Berne, by 12 January 1528], tiny hole at centre of leaf


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Literature

Huldreich Zwinglis sämtliche Werke, vol. 6.1. (Zürich, 1961) (Corpus reformatorum 93.1), Nr.113: Voten Zwinglis an der Berner Disputation, 6. bis 25. Januar 1528; G.R. Potter, Huldrych Zwingli (London, 1978), pp.76-77 

Catalogue Note

AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPTS BY ZWINGLI ARE OF THE GREATEST RARITY AT AUCTION.

We have not traced an autograph manuscript by Zwingli at auction since 1961, when another autograph relating to the Berne Disputation, from the Geigy-Hagenbach Collection, was offered by J. A. Stargardt and Haus der Bücher.

The disputation or debate held at Berne between 6 and 25 January 1528 marked an important step in the history of the Reformation in Switzerland. While an earlier disputation held at Baden, 16 May to 18 June 1526, had resulted in a conclusion favourable to Catholic theologians, the Berne gathering was a decisive triumph for Zwingli and his Reformation supporters. The outcome of the disputation was the categorical Reformation mandate issued by the Berne government on 7 February 1528; the proceedings themselves were published by Froschauer in Zürich on 23 March 1528.

The autograph contains a few minor divergences in orthography from the text in Huldreich Zwinglis sämtliche Werke.

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