Trinity's Pastor Writes

Trinity's Pastor Writes

Miriam’s Sunday School Class #47, September 26, 2021

September 26, 2021

Today’s class will continue to study the "Sacrifice of Isaac" (Genesis 22:1-19).
Handout 1:  Text-for-Genesis-22.pdf
Handout 2: Suffering-Temptation-in-the-Lutheran-Confessions.pdf
--Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).

Picture:  Luther’s “December Testament” appeared with the same set of woodcuts used in the first edition. The illustration of the Harlot of Babylon (Revelation 17-18), however, is an altered version of the woodblock that Cranach originally used to illustrate the September edition. In the earlier printing, the woodcut had a clear Protestant agenda, as Cranach emphasized the harlot’s identification with the Catholic Church by placing the triple tiara of the papacy upon her head. However, after warnings that this symbolism was too offensive, the book was reprinted with the papal tiara removed from this image.

Southern Methodist University, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Dallas Texas Collections andArchives/Exhibitions/Luther/Bibles/BRA0930