Given this framework, Rhodes favors Snyder but seeks to nuance the debate by offering evidence regarding both Anabaptists' limited social-economic status and also emphasizing their turn to a radical view of scripture as their only authority, which provided the basis of their separation from both the Roman Catholic empire and the newly emerging Zwinglian
form of Christianity.
It asserts an ontology other than the simple Zwinglian
, such that will can be instrumentalized as decorrelation and sparsification of neural impulses, and by way of diagonalization in QM; it proposes that at a certain point in evolution, the brain acquired physics observer status, with downward causation as shown in this paper being one result; an inheritance of attributes from the physical to the biological; new in biology are formal causality, syntax and semantics, as well as the cell and other classical biological artifacts.
The point is clear: there were many diverse streams of renewal and spiritual innovation in the sixteenth century, and these resulted in various and competing patterns of reformation, including Lutheran, Zwinglian
, Calvinist, Anglican, Radical, and, not least, Catholic.
I'm still more in the rational Zwinglian
humanist tradition, while my colleague John Rempel from Toronto, an expert in Anabaptist understanding of liturgy and the lord's supper, definitely identifies more with classical sacramental theology.
The bracelet is, thus, conservative in function as well as in meaning; its powers of representation align more closely with High Anglican theology regarding Communion than with the almost Zwinglian
perspective Carew shows with regard to his ribbon.
The other communion is in no sense to be disparaged, but should be held in all respects according to the last will and testament of Christ." (35) The spiritualist orientation visible in Zeising and in the Austerlitz article on the Lord's Supper in 1525-1526 continued in the following years in the writings of the Brethren of Habrovany--a sect established by Dubcansky that blended Zwinglian
theology and Bohemian Brethren traditions--and those of the reform-minded Utraquist priest, Benes Optat.
Harris and Love present readers with a translation and examination of the works of Zurich-based Zwinglian
author Utz Eckstein.
Although Calvin spoke of the sacraments as a symbol or an external sign, this should not be mistaken for the Zwinglian
(15) [I am neither Lutheran Nor Zwinglian
; and still less an Anabaptist: I am of God by his Son Jesus Christ.] (my translation)
Equally, if not more, important are the many missives shedding light on the inner conflict in the reformers' own camp: the Eucharistic controversy features especially prominently in Capito's letters to Lutheran reformers, and his acceptance of the Zwinglian
position--more or less--is preserved in both personal and official correspondence.
Rejecting both Zwinglian
and Anabaptist influences, the Unity may have remained closer to Lutheranism but Atwood concludes that it has been too "easy to overstate the Lutheran influence" (261).
Thus, Cranmer's sacramental thinking steers clear of Lutheran and Roman Catholic notions; yet, because they actually signify the working of God, he would not endorse Zwinglian
or Bucerian notions which seem to imply only an accidental relationship between the sacrament and God's act.