The Anglo-Danish Society

Lecture on Lutheran Theology and Art - Sunday 24 September

Last Judgment Triptych, by Hans Memling, 1467-71, Muzeum Narodowe, Gdansk.

When: Sunday 24 September 2018 @ 1pm

Where: The Danish Church, St Katharine's Precinct, Regent's Park, London NW1 4HH


Prior to 1500, art was almost exclusively religious. During and after the Reformation, many religious images were destroyed physically; but perhaps the more lasting consequence was the ideological undermining of sacred art. Luther played a key role in halting iconoclasm and ultimately spoke positively of religious art in worship, using it extensively himself in his publications. This presentation will focus on the ways in which Luther's theology challenged certain depictions in sacred art and how art was used by Luther to communicate the Gospel message.

The lecture will be in English.

(Source: St Katharine's Newsletter No 3)


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