Album for Reformation Happens

Jan Hus Statue

Statue of Jan Hus at the Reformation Monument in Worms.

Wycliffe Statue

Statue of Wycliffe at the Reformation Monument in Worms. Notice that he is reading a Bible.

Wycliffe in Worms

Statue of John Wycliffe at the Reformation Monument in Worms.

Pre-Reformers

Notice the side view of this Luther monument in Geneva. It symbolizes the fact that Valdez (Peter Waldo), Wycliffe, and Hus's reforms set the stage for Luther's endeavor.

Savonarola Statue

Above is a statue of Girolamo Savonarola at the Reformation Monument in Worms.

Vatican Guard

During Pope Julius II's reign, he commissioned Michelangelo to design the uniforms for his troops.

Statue

During the Renaissance period, the obsession of some popes with collecting art was a subject of critique.

Peter Waldo

Statue of Peter Waldo at the Reformation Monument in Worms.

Peter Waldo

Statue of Peter Waldo at the Reformation Monument in Worms.

Pieta at St Lambert's Church in Münster

Pietas like the one shown above were very popular during the late medieval period. They encouraged those who were suffering through plagues and famine to identify their sufferings with the sufferings of Christ. These artistic expressions also demonstrated the presence of grace and hope in the midst of suffering.

Cathedral in Augsburg

This is a view of the cathedral in Augsburg. Frightening images such as the ones shown above demonstrate the Medieval obsession with the fear of death.

Monument to Reformers

This is a side-view of the monument to Martin Luther in Geneva. It symbolizes the fact that Peter Waldo, John Wycliff, and Jan Huss, were forerunners of the Reformation "initiated" by Luther.

Augsburg Cathedral

Above is from the Cathedral in Augsburg. One can see from the images above the obsession with death that was present during the Middle Ages.