Lutheran art quote of the day

“Images, bells, eucharistic vestments, church ornaments, altar lights, and the like I regard as things indifferent. Anyone who wishes may omit them. Images or pictures taken from the Scriptures and from good histories, however, I consider very useful yet indifferent and optional. I have no sympathy with the iconoclasts.”

-Martin Luther (Luther’s Works, American Edition, Fortress, vol. 37, p. 371)

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