Bullinger a Proto-Puritan?

According to Philip Benedict, Bullinger’s On the Origin of Errors (1528) is responsible for much liturgical hyper-sensitivity in the Reformed world. It was “a compelling historical account of the gradual corruption of Christian worship through the introduction over time of new rituals. Perhaps more than any other work, it stoked the later Reformed suspicion of the least ritual innovation as a dangerous step down the slippery slope to popery. If the Reformed churches would be always reforming, and if their members would be quick to see small liturgical innovations as huge threats, it would be in large measure because Bullinger had taught them how easily and insensibly rot had infected the church in the past,” (Christ’s Churches Purely Reformed, 58).

Bullinger’s influence on England was profound, so did this influence Puritan anti-ligurgicalism?


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