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Have a Nice Day – Coburg Style

April 13th, 2007
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Photo15 - AntiPapal Lutheran Carving at Coburg.jpg
I’m working through my photos that I took last June in Germany and bumped into this one. It is a photo of a wood carving that hangs in the chambers Luther occupied while he was at the Coburg Castle during the Diet of Augsburg in 1530. It portrays the Pope being thrown into the mouth of hell. This was an age not given to irenic subtlety, to say the least.

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  1. Rev. Al Bergstrazer
    April 13th, 2007 at 11:06 | #1

    Thanks for sharing. That last picture should have been included in the second edition of “Concordia” the Lutheran Confessions. ;)
    [McCain: There were a number of possibilities for pictures for "Concordia" as we were planning it. Let me just leave it at that. For example, we opted not to use the engraving showing the Turkish soldier holding a pike with a baby speared through dangling on the end of it, etc. We wanted to make sure the book was only PG-13, not "R." Though is you look close at the paintings you will see some of people's "private bits." The 16th century German painters were not shackled by American prudery.]

  2. Martin Keller
    April 13th, 2007 at 11:06 | #2

    “the Pope being throne into the mouth of hell.” A nice unintended pun. I guess you mean thrown.
    [McCain response: Freudian slip perhaps?]

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