In an attempt to reconcile the doctrinal differences between their
two reformed theologies, Martin Luther and Ulrich Zwingli hold a
disputation at Marburg. This is arranged by Philip, Landgrave of
Hesse, hoping to ease the political strains in Germany and
facilitate an alliance between all its Protestant states. However,
the ultimate result of the disputation is to reveal their
differences over the doctrine of the Eucharist, as Luther
maintained a belief in the Real Presence, whereas Zwingli saw the
ceremony as purely symbolic.
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Editors. "Luther and Zwingli hold a disputation at Marburg". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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