Welcome to the Library of Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin.
"... showcasing a number of works from Trinity's rich early-modern collections..."
"Aspects of this exhibition will raise interesting questions about the legacy of the Reformation and about its impact - even today - on European politics and society."
In 1518 Luther explained his objections to indulgences in print. Luther’s emphasis on true Christian piety is exemplified by this woodcut showing Christ washing the feet of the disciples.
Translating the Bible was at the heart of Luther’s cause of reform. Publishing Bibles quickly became central to the work of German printers.
Hand-coloured woodcut showing Jacob’s dream as described in the book of Genesis. It is set here in a German landscape.
Hymns were intended to be sung in homes and in the streets as well as in churches.
The history of this Hus tract can be traced from its composition in Prague and printing in Wittenberg (1537) to the library of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556). After the confiscation of Cranmer's books it belonged to Samuel Burton (1568/9-1634) of Christ Church Oxford. Sometime later in 1694, in his work 'Memorials of Cranmer', John Strype records its location as Canterbury. Today it resides in the beautiful Old Library, Trinity College Dublin.
The Reformation had far-reaching social and political implications for the Continent of Europe. The spread of Luther's ideas, and those of his fellow reformers, permanently altered the political landscape of Europe
A year after his death, Tyndale's contribution to the Matthew Bible, the first officially sanctioned English Bible (1537), is acknowledged with the elaborate initials ‘WT’ at the end of the Old Testament.
In 1537, John Rogers and Myles Coverdale, with the aid of Thomas Cranmer and Thomas Cromwell, secured the King’s permission for the printing of The Matthew Bible- the first officially sanctioned English Bible.
Traces of Tyndale’s influence are preserved in this copy of Coverdale’s New Testament from 1538. The original owner has erased Coverdale’s name from the title-page and substituted Tyndale’s. This change is also echoed on the volume’s spine. Another annotation, in a later hand, notes that the work should be attributed to Coverdale.
This is not Tindal's but Coverdale's Bible. The name erased is Miles Coverdale.