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Friday, October 3, 2008

Colloquy of Marburg

01-03 October1529Martin Luther and Huldreich Zwingli hold a unity meeting in Marburg, Hesse, Germany. Through the colloquy, the Protestant world at the time hoped to form a monolithic religious bloc that could effectively defeat Catholicism in the religio-political war of the period.  The talks broke down, however, over the issue of the Communion with Luther insisting on the bodily presence of the Christ in the bread and wine and Zwingli vigorously opposing the doctrine teaching instead that the elements of the Lord's Supper were only symbolic.

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