The Marburg Colloquy

1529 Luther and Zwingli debate at Marburg Colloquy

The Marburg Colloquy was the meeting called by Philip of Hesse to resolve the differences between Lutherans and Zwinglians. Luther drew up fifteen articles for debate and surprisingly, Luther and Zwingli agreed upon fourteen of the points.While they both rejected the Catholic doctrines of transubstantiation and the sacrificial Mass, Zwingli's interpretation of the Lord's Supper as symbolic was unacceptable to Luther.