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The Cranach Workshop and the Prophets of Baal : The Jewish Foil of Early Lutheran Community Building

The single panel Elijah and the Prophets of Baal, finished in 1545 by the Cranach workshop led by Lucas Cranach the Younger, resonates unpleasantly with the anti-Semitism of the early Lutheran community. This article connects the panel's allegory of community building, its installation in the f...

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Published in:The sixteenth century journal 49(2018), 1, Seite 75-94
Main Author: Nelson, Jennifer (Author, VerfasserIn)
Document Type: Online Resource Article
Language:English
Published: [2018]
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Online Access:Volltext
Related Items:Enthalten in: The sixteenth century journal
Author Notes:Jennifer Nelson (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
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Summary:The single panel Elijah and the Prophets of Baal, finished in 1545 by the Cranach workshop led by Lucas Cranach the Younger, resonates unpleasantly with the anti-Semitism of the early Lutheran community. This article connects the panel's allegory of community building, its installation in the first Lutheran-designated chapel in Torgau, and Martin Luther's anti-Semitic sermon consecrating the chapel.
Physical Description:7 Illustrationen