Protestants Against Protestant Iconoclasm



“The new National Museum of Estonia features an exhibit that invites visitors to desecrate a virtual image of the Virgin Mary, in celebration of the Protestant Reformation in the historically Lutheran nation…”

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A comment to the article:

Besides, no abiding heir of the Reformation would desecrate an image of the Virgin Mary, the mother of our Savior.

That is completely misrepresenting what the Reformation was all about.

Obviously the commentator is unaware of history as pictured above (note the burning of images mentioned).  Here is the image information from Wikimedia:

Woodcut image from the 1563 edition of Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, depicting iconoclasm. In the top part of the image “papists” are packing away their “paltry,” while the church is purged of idols. The bottom left depicts clerics receiving the Bible from King Edward VI, while on the bottom right we see the main elements of Protestant worship, including preaching of the Word and the two Protestant sacraments of communion (with bread and wine) and baptism.
Date 1563

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