How Zurich changed the world
Walking Tour of Zürich - visiting the sights of the Swiss Reformation
The German-speaking part of Switzerland had its own version of the Protestant Reformation, which happened almost in parallel with Martin Luther’s Reformation in Germany and prior to John Calvin’s Reformation in Geneva.
The tour visits the most important sites of the Zürich Reformation and teaches about the Reformers, their work and the events and teachings that influenced world history! Participants will understand better how they changed the values of a whole society from poverty, alcohol abuse and gambling to social stability, care for the poor and the famous Protestant work ethic.
The Reformers advocated for the education of all persons – male or female, young or old, rich or poor – in order that people may know the truth (based on Scripture) and live it out. They taught pride in workmanship. Every job is respectable and should be given its best effort to reflect the glory of God. Ulrich Zwingli established the basic principles of Reformed Theology (God's Word at the center of worship, order and ardor in equal measure, representative democracy in the church, equality of the sexes, grace over works, sovereignty of God) and took great care to train fellow pastors and his successor, Heinrich Bullinger, who secured his ministry after Zwingli’s death.
Many things we take for granted in Western Democracies actually come from these first Reformers.
Duration: 2 hours
Prices: CHF 30.- per person (minimum 7 persons or CHF 200.-)
Contact information for booking time and date:
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