• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. a Zwinglian (Theol) Of or pertaining to Ulric Zwingli 1481-1531), the reformer of German Switzerland, who maintained that in the Lord's Supper the true body of Christ is present by the contemplation of faith but not in essence or reality, and that the sacrament is a memorial without mystical elements.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Zwinglian Of or pertaining to Ulrich (Huldreich) Zwingli (1484-1531), a Swiss religious reformer, or his doctrines. Zwingli's revolt from the Roman communion took place at Zürich in 1516, a year before Luther's, with whom he differed in denying the real presence in the eucharist in any sense, and upon other points.
    • n Zwinglian A follower of Zwingli.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Zwinglian zwing′- or tswing′gli-an, pertaining to the Swiss reformer Huldreich Zwingli (1484-1531), or his doctrines, esp. his divergence from Luther in the doctrine of the Eucharist. Zwingli rejected every form of local or corporeal presence, whether by transubstantiation, impanation, or consubstantiation, assailing every form, however subtle, of the old Capernaitic (John vi. 51-53, 59) conception of a carnal presence and carnal appropriation
    • n Zwinglian a follower of Zwingli
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In literature:

The Lutherans, Zwinglians, Calvinists and Brethren drew closer and closer together.
"History of the Moravian Church" by J. E. Hutton
Thus the anabaptists, upon their first appearance, were exposed to the fires of the Church and the water of the Zwinglians.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66" by John Lothrop Motley
The Zwinglians also coalesced with the Lutherans in presenting a united front against the threatened bloody coercion.
"Luther and the Reformation:" by Joseph A. Seiss
Even the Swiss Zwinglians, with all their Puritanism, do not exclude it from their bare, white-washed fanes.
"Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan" by Clement A. Miles
His many works included one upon the Conflict between the Lutheran, the Calvinistic, and the Zwinglian Churches.
"Immortal Memories" by Clement Shorter
The Zwinglians and Anabaptists were not allowed to enjoy the least tolerance.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
Bucer, by turns Catholic, Lutheran, Anabaptist, Zwinglian!
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
In 1530 it became necessary to define his position against both Romanists and Zwinglians.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
His Zwinglian view of the Eucharist disturbed his relations with his Catholic colleagues.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6" by Various
But the Zwinglians stubbornly adhered to their error and pursued their own way.
"Life of Luther" by Gustav Just