Law and Grace, Fall 2016

Martin Luther, Lucas Cranach, and the Promise of Salvation

October 11, 2016 - January 17, 2017

For almost thirty years the Pitts Theology Library has worked to build America’s finest German Reformation Collection, and this year it joins hands with four museums from the land of Luther in the exhibit, “Law and Grace: Martin Luther, Lucas Cranach, and the Promise of Salvation.” Building on the famous Cranach motif “Law and Grace,” which captured the essence of Luther’s message, this exhibit explores Luther’s call to repentance and links it to the lives and legacies of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King Jr. Such an exhibit that bridges centuries and continents provides a fitting prelude to the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses in 2017.

Image: "Law and Grace." Lucas Cranach the Younger (Ca. 1550). Luther Memorials Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt. Permanent loan from the State of Saxony-Anhalt.