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The grossmünster says-in-chief of the Zwingli-Film

500 years Ago lived Huldrych Zwingli in the Helferei, next to the Grossmünster. Today lives and works there, pastor Christoph Sigrist as his successor. Him we meet in a meeting room of the Helferei, the night before he was at the Premiere of the film, everyone is talking about. "You can call me even as Zwingli's successor," says Sigrist. "But all of the reformed pastors in the Canton of Zurich and in Switzerland, are his successor." In addition, he parts the pastor in the great Cathedral with the other two.

Sigrist doesn't know but unquestionably with the reformer, not only because of its Position, Together with a musician, he has written the musical play "The file Zwingli" and listed; the project is his novel "Anna Reinhart and Ulrich Zwingli emerged beyond".

500 years Ago, Zwingli caused quite a stir in the Catholic Church. Video: YouTube/Ascot elite

Sigrist was then for the Film, which starts this week, and asked for advice. "I talked a lot with the Director and the main actor," says Sigrist. "Long before the screenwriter Simone Schmid was already with me. I told her how I approached the topic at the singing game."

The sing game and the novel tell Zwingli's history, namely from the point of view of his wife, Anna Reinhart. Sigrist've respected for doing so, particularly on how the filmmakers deal with this figure, and he was pleased that she moves in the Film with Zwingli at eye level. Not only that: "As a red thread, is almost more important than Zwingli."

"I have discovered in many of the scenes
my own work, but also my contradictions."Pastor Sigrist

in fact, the love story between the reformer (Max Simonischek), and for the widow (Sarah Sophia Meyer) is in the center of the film. The new Pastor of surprised Anna, because he requires no money for the soul of the fair of your husband – there is no purgatory, so the mass is unnecessary. Then, as the plague rages in Zurich, it maintains Zwingli healthy. And so they fall in love.

Anna is not only Zwingli's beloved, she is also his student and does finally appeal, as he argues with his companion Felix Manz (Michael Finger) about baptism. This want only adults to be baptized, and Zwingli, this is much too radical. As he supports the death penalty for Manz, Anna is disappointed by this hardness deeply.

And as Zwingli against the Catholic Central Switzerland in the battle, it is Anna, who reminds him that he has voted once against the war. To which he replies simply: "I want to fight for the Lord God." You could leave today, not simply stand, Sigrist. To be able to with this difficult side of the reformer bypass, it need a figure like Anna Reinhart – you could make from today's perspective, critical questions.

theology for the large audience

with his comrades-in-arms and opponents of the cinema-Zwingli returns again and again in discussions and debates. "That is well thought out, theologically clean," says pastor Sigrist. If, for example, Zwingli with his old friend Leo Jud (Anatole Taubman), and other scholars in the great Cathedral debate about how to translate the beginning of John's gospel correctly. "In the beginning was the word," the proposal reads. But the word is "" really is the best Transmission for the Greek term "logos", not "it would have to hot talk"?

"There's a drive it to me again and again: You're in the room, where a has been circulated prior to the 500 years of the society."Pharrer Sigrist

The movie is the theological core questions like these are understandable, says Sigrist. And you can see that many of the questions, the activities of Zwingli at that time, are still valid today. "I have discovered in many of the scenes in my work," says Sigrist. "In many sentences my sentences. But also in the many contradictions of my contradictions."

What got touched by the reformer

to see The real great Cathedral in the movie, him very much. "I was often working on-site at the rotary," says Sigrist. One of his sons also had a walk-on role as a choir master. "It has proven to be true, that it plays at the original location, other than in Scenes."

Zwingli-actor Max Simonischek, for example, told him that it is for him something quite different when he's in the big Munster games, where Zwingli once stood. "Me, too, when I go to the sacristy and the choir down into the nave, to lead worship," says Sigrist. "There's a drive it to me again and again: You're in the room, where a has been circulated prior to the 500 years of the society." The got him to radicalize in the sense that he is advocating even more strongly for the political Dimension of the Church and for the plurality of society.

Whether it's the issue of the homeless work or to dealing with the Muslims in Switzerland. "When I preach on Sunday, in the pulpit and to not go on Monday to those who come under the wheels, then I have not understood my vocation to the priest." Stand up for the Weakest, the, for him, is still as important as it is for Zwingli 500 years ago.


Created: 16.01.2019, 13:13 PM

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