Wednesday, February 22, 2012

One in spirit, two in practice.

It is nice when Christians work together. Unfortunately, it doesn't happen very often. Take for example the Marburg Colloquy, when the bigwigs of the early Reformation sat down and tried to work out their differences. And although they agreed on nearly everything (14 out of 15 points under discussion), they remained divided over issues like communion ("This IS my body" wrote Martin Luther on the table in front of him, so he wouldn't forget and give in to Zwingli).
It's still kind of cool to see so many important people gathered into one place. Below is a copy of the document they signed, including minor reformers like Martin Bucer, Philip Melanchthon, John Oecolampadius, and Andreas Osiander, and the two big names: Ulrich Zwingli and Martin Luther.


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