|The Newberry Library's exhibit Religious Change and Print: 1450-1700 |
is open through December 27, 2017.
On November 17, 2017, eight people, including five CARA members, gathered for a guided tour of the Newberry Library's exhibit Religious Change and Print: 1450-1700, which explores how religion and print challenged authority, upended society, and helped make the medieval world modern. Christopher Fletcher, Program Assistant for the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies, was a wonderful guide, and offered knowledgeable and lively commentary on the various books, manuscripts, and artwork in the exhibit.
|A leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, printed in Germany around 1454.|
Image courtesy the Newberry Library.
|Tour participants gather around a case holding a first edition King James Bible|
printed in 1611.
|Christopher Fletcher points to texts used by early missionaries to the|
Americas in the "Converted and Reconverted" section of the exhibit.
|Christopher Fletcher explains the significance of a map showing|
a battlefield from the Thirty Years War.
|This alphabetical table for children from 1544 highlights how important literacy was for the|
spread of religious reformation.
Image courtesy of the Newberry Library