Date of Award


Document Type

Seminar Paper

Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Norman Nagel

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Philemon 2:5-6; 1 Corinthians 1:30; John 11:25; Isaiah 9:6; Luke 22:27; Romans 1:17; Romans 3:28; Psalm 31:2; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 3:14-17; Philemon 2:5-12; Matthew 22:11-13; Isaiah 33:14-17; Matthew 5:8; Matthew 25:41-45;


It would be going too far to say that Zwingli was a Nestorian, but his christology definitely had weaknesses, similar to those of Scholastic theology. My thesis, which I hope to demonstrate in this paper, is that Zwingli did not come to Luther's evangelical understanding of "the righteousness of God" because he did not recognize the importance of the proper distinction between the law and the gospel. The result of this was that Christ remained a lawgiver for him, as Christ was for Luther before his rediscovery of the gospel. I shall base my research on Luther's two sermons, "Sermo de duplici iustitia" (1519) and"Epistel auff den Palmtag" (1525), and on Zwingli's "Von gotlicher und menschlichen grechtigheiten" (1523) with some supplementary passages from "Auslegung des 22. Artikels" in "Auslegung und Grunde der Schlussreden 14.Juli 1523."16

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