Reformation 500th Anniversary Prints
Created by LTSP alumnus the Rev. Daniel Brettell (MDiv 2010. STM 2017) with the cooperation of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and the Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod, ELCA (NEPA), is able to make available a limited number of reproductions of two pieces of Reformation history. Each of these reproductions represents the theology and doctrine of Martin Luther and Philip Melanchthon, and are the result of research done by Pr. Brettell in concert with Dr. Karl Krueger late this past winter.
The reproductions will be numbered and limited to an exclusive run of 100 copies each. They remain the property of NEPA and are not to be reproduced in any form.
The first reproduction is of the title page from the original Book of Concord dating from 1580. The translation, in part reads:
Christian, Recapitulated, Unanimous Confession of the Teaching and Faith by the Undersigned Electors, Princes, and Estates of the Augsburg Confession and by Their Theologians, Whose Names Are Subscribed at the End of the Book.
With an Appended Declaration — Well-Grounded in the Word of God as the Only Guiding Principle — of Several Articles about Which Controversy and Strife Occurred after Dr. Martin Luther’s Blessed Death.
The detail of the reproduction is astounding and is produced on fine art paper, includes a mat effect (as in the image above), and is suitable for framing in an 11 X 14 format or larger. (image mat cropped to show detail)
The second reproduction is of an extremely unique piece of art dating from the eighteenth century. The art depicts Martin Luther in a way that is unusual and fascinating. The folds of Luther’s robe have been replaced with the words of the Athanasian Creed (in German). On Luther’s left is a border made up of the words of the Nicene Creed (again, in German). On Luther’s right is a border made up of the words of the Apostles’ Creed (also in German). Finally, the outside borders of this reproduction are a grape vine (on Luther’s right) and wheat stalks (on Luther’s left) representing the elements of the Eucharist.
This reproduction is also produced on fine art paper, includes a mat effect (as in the image above), and is suitable for framing in an 11 X 14 format or larger. (image mat cropped to show detail)
Orders may be placed by mail, with payment by check, using the order form found on the NEPA website here (pdf).
The Rev. Daniel W. Brettell (MDiv 2010. STM 2017) is pastor of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania