Monday, November 4, 2013

Post Tenebras Lux

Continuing with the theme of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation, I've previously noted this depiction of the Diet of Worms, the assembly where Luther defended his views, built by Chris Wunz. I feature it here again because he apparently had a LEGO brick engraved with the slogan Post Tenebras Lux. This Latin phrase, which is translated as Light after Darkness, is roughly drawn from Job 17:12, and was adopted first by Calvin's followers, and later by the early Reformers as a whole. They saw Luther and colleagues' teachings on justification as a new light after (what they saw as) the darkness of the teaching of the Catholic Church.

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