Ulrich Zwingli, according to Mark Ellingsen in Reclaiming Our Roots: An Inclusive Introduction to Church History, did not deny ‘speaking in tongues’,
In this connection, Zwingli claimed the gift of tongues (baptism of the Holy Spirit) was ordained by Christ for the benefit of providing a witness to unbelievers…
The Zwinglian tradition is obviously friendly to subsequent development of Pentecostalism.
I have never read Zwingli, but a certain blogger seems to have read a little but about him, and further, has a comment policy which dictates no anti-Zwingli comments. Due to the recent series of blogs concerning speaking in tongues, I thought that I had best post Zwingli’s thoughts – rather, the thoughts about his thoughts – here. Plus, I still intend on attending the blogging dinner, and I do not want my invite retracted.