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Collection: Martin Luther in the Age of Print
This late sixteenth-century anti-Protestant broadside includes a large hand-colored woodcut depicting the Catholic Church under attack by seven historical figures and one allegorical representative of the Reformation.
In response to Luther's Bible, Council of Trent ordered a standard version under the sanction of Pope Clement VIII, the Clementine Bible. It included the decree of the Council of Trent on the canonical scriptures and a brief by Clement VIII.
A pictoral guide intended to complement Canisius's Parvus catechismus catholicorum has 103 plates with scenes from the life of Christ and other religious teachings. Each plate includes a title heading and a short explanatory text underneath each…
Canisius' catechism for beginning readers - a simplified version of the abridged version for students, Catechismus minimus.
Jesuit Canisius produced three versions of the Catholic Catechism between 1555–1558 for adults, students, and beginning readers. This edition, for adults was the complete catechism.
Polish translation of Catechismus ex decreto Concilii Tridentini ad parocos, the Roman Catholic official response to Protestant catechisms.
First edition of the Roman Catholic catechism that contains all doctrinal revisions by the Council of Trent and sections that allowed priests to instruct parishioners more effectively in their faith.
The Council of Trent broke prohibited books into three classes: books by heretical authors, individual prohibited books, and anonymous protected books. They were listed in these three categories until 1664 when books were listed in a single…
Council of Trent's ten rules that dictated the Catholic Church's censorship of texts.
A direct outcome of the Council of Trent, the Index librorum prohibitorum ("Index of Prohibited Books") provided a list of authors and works that were banned by the Catholic Church.
In the first edition of the official decrees of the Council of Trent the necessity of an organized approach to censorship was clearly stated in the summary of the eighteenth Tridentine session.
Latin Small Catechism intended for early readers. It includes basics for reading such as the alphabet before moving into the religious teachings.
German Large catechism with woodcuts.
Latin edition of the small catechism for students with illustrations. This copy is bound with three additional later sixteenth-century catechisms.
Luther's 1531 edition of his catechism which includes sections of prayers and religious doctrines for readers to learn, reflect upon, teach, and enact.
One of the earliest Lutheran catechisms, this is the first edition of this catechism for girls. Has a woodprint of the crucifixion.
Vernacular German fables by Johannes Mathesius, Nathan Chytraeus, and Martin Luther.
Martin Luther's translation of Genesis with woodcut illustrations. The woodcuts are smaller copies of earlier cuts by Cranach and the Master of the Zackenblätter used in the Old Testament of 1523.
Martin Luther's translation of the book of Jonah with woodcut depicting scenes from the book of Jonah.
Text in German includes Luther's translation of the Canon of the Mass from Latin. Includes woodcut decorations.
Text in German includes Luther's translation of Greek New Testament Epistle of 2nd Peter and Jude. Includes woodcut borders and decorated initials.
Text in German includes Luther's German translation of the Magnificat from the New Testament Greek of St. Luke's Gospel. Includes decorated initials.
Includes Luther's German translation of Psalm LXVIII (Psalm LXVII in Vulgate and Septuagint) from Hebrew. Includes woodcut illustration
Text in German includes Luther's German translation of Psalms CX (Vulgate Psalms CIX) from the Hebrew Old Testament. Includes woodcut illustrations.
Second edition of Martin Luther's complete German Bible with woodcuts by Lucas Cranach the Younger.