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1523: the Zurich disputes

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Prepare your visit Thursday 23 November 2023
from 6:30 pm at 8:30 pm
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Thursday November 23, International Museum of the Reformation, 6:30 p.m.

In 1523, Zurich organized a dispute to find a way out of the unrest caused by the questioning of the authority of the Church in the name of a return to the unique authority of the Bible. The future Reformer Ulrich Zwingli wrote 67 theses for this debate which pitted him against delegates from the Roman Church in front of 600 spectators! At the end, the Council of Zurich opted for the Reform, a decision with significant meaning for the future of events. On this model, several disputes were organized during the decade, in Baden, Bern, Geneva or Lausanne, with varying success. Five centuries later, the Protestant historian Pierrick Hildenbrand comes to tell the MIR behind the scenes and the progress of these disputes which were so decisive for the beginnings of Protestantism.


Free conference, free financial contribution.
Registration strongly recommended.

In French.



  • 6 p.m. free visit to the permanent exhibition
  • 6:30 p.m. conference
  • 8 p.m. drinks


Pierrick Hildenbrand

Professor at the Institut für Schweizerische Reformationsgeschichte in Zurich, is a specialist in the history of the Reformation in this city.

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