Collection 706 - COE Slide Presentation - "The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs Mirror"

John Knel Burned (Part II, p. 99, 1685 ed.) Ephrata Cloister Frontpiece of 1660 Edition Wolfgang Pinder Beheaded (Part II, p. 540, 1685 ed.) Burning of Leonard Bernkop (Part II, p.63 , 1685 ed.) Burning at Trier and Utrecht (Part I, p. 284, 1685 ed.) David and Levina Burned (Part II, p. 161, 1685 ed.) Stoning of Stephen (Part I, p.  6, 1685 ed.) Tongue Screw Boat of Pieter Pieters (Part II, p. 385, 1685 ed.) Outside of 1837 edition Burning of Polycarp (Part I, p. 57, 1685 ed.) Hans Misel Beheaded (Part II, p. 561, 1685 ed.) Jan Luyken Credits
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CA MHC 706


COE Slide Presentation - "The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs Mirror"


  • [197-?] (Accumulation)
  • 1660-1973 (Creation)

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52 photographs : slides (38 of which are reproductions of Jan Luyken's etchings first published in 1685).

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Mennonite Church Canada Resource Centre

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This slide presentation provides historical overview of <i>The Martyrs Mirror</i>, first published in 1660, a significant document of the Mennonite Church, and specifically it includes reproductions of 38 etchings by Dutch artist Jan Luyken, as first published in the 1685 edition. Prepared with a written script to be read, as each image was projected with a Kodak slide projector.

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The production of this slide presentation was financed by a grant from the Schowalter Foundation to the Commission on Education of the General Conference Mennonite Church, and produced by the Mennonite Library and Archives.

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