Before the Reformation, the administration of the Lord’s Supper and Word, Eucharist and Bible were central privileges of the priestly estate / Made available to all believers in 1414 by Hus in Prague and in 1531 by Zwingli in Zurich / Led to literacy for all, with the Bible used for language learning and education, with the creation of schools, libraries, and universities / Rejection of preselected passages: No anthologizing by authorities, lectio continua instead of lectionary reading, the entire biblical text as a sovereign subject including all unpleasant passages, no instrumentalization of the Bible and its messages, no appropriation / Bible is not the word of God: No magical est / It contains the word of God as a significat to be interpreted

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