Mirror of the Martyrs

Mirror of the Martyrs

Robert S. Kreider and John S. Oyer

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Some four centuries ago, thousands of Christians died because they dared to refuse to join the state church in medieval Europe. These believers, known as Anabaptists, died public, terrible deaths as martyrs. Many of those scenes were etched on copper plates by Jan Luyken, a Dutch artist who worked in the late 1660s. Thirty of those etchings are reproduced here accompanied by courageous stories in a readable style. (96pp. illus. Good Books, 1990.)

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