Huldrych Zwingli is well known as a reformer and theologian of the sixteenth century, but he is not so well known as an educator. Zwingli first wrote this treatise in Latin and it was printed at Basel in 1523, then again in 1526, with the full title of “How One Ought to Bring Up and Instruct Youth in Good Manners and Christian Discipline.” The present English translation, together with a sketch of the educational life of Zwingli, will add new interest to the study of Christian education in the Reformation period.
This brief treatise was written by Zwingli to his stepson. It is a booklet of beautiful and correct advice to his ward. This is a small volume, but of far more value than its size would indicate.