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Bitesize Biographies
William Boekestein
Biography & Autobiography
February 1, 2015


William Boekestein was has written a very solid biography on the life of one of the lesser known Reformers, Ulrich Zwingli.  He offers a very inciteful look at Zwingli's life and how it shaped his ministry.

In twelve chapters, Boekestein covers the significant events that led Zwingli to lead the Swiss Reformation.This biography is part of the "Bitesize Biographies" series put out by Evangelical Press. We are led from Zwingli's birth to his death in twelve easy chapters.   He covers events such as, mercenary soldiers, plagues, and "the affair of the sausages."

Boekestein traces Zwingli's transformation from Catholic humanist to Swiss Reformer.  He spends quite a bit of time detailing Zwingli theology, particularly Sola Scriputra.  He also sends chapters discussing the Lord's Supper and the Anabaptists.

I whole-heartedly recommend this biography as a place to start your study of one of the important figures of the Reformation.  One aspect that I miss, is the lack of attribution and footnotes/endnotes.

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