Cliocast #17: Bruce Gordon - God's Armed Prophet

In this new Cliocast-episode, Jan-Friedrich Missfelder (Basel) discusses with Bruce Gordon (Yale) about his new biography of Ulrich Zwingli. The conversation addresses the ponderous role of biographies in the historiography of the Reformation, and the difficulties of situating such an influential figure in the sacred or secular field. More importantly, listeners will also learn whether Zwingli really considered the Swiss to be God's chosen people.

Cliocast is a podcast series of conversations with historians about their recently published books. The programmes, which last about 30 minutes, might cover the main subjects and research theses of the books, methodological issues, the historian’s working conditions and the reception of the books.