Idolatry

Book Title: Christeliicken waerseggher : de principale stucken van t'christen geloof en Leuen int cort begrijpende. Met een rolle der deugtsaemheyt daer op dienende. Ende een schildt-wacht teghen de valsche waersegghers, tooueraers, etc. / Deur den e. Heer P. Ioannes David, priester der Societeijt Iesu

Author: David, Jan, 1545?-1613

Image Title: Idolatry

Description: The image depicts two groups worshipping idols, one of which suggests military or political power while the other points to the demonic character of idolatry. In the center of the image, Jesus, identified by his dress and halo, turns away, ignored. The Latin superscription observes, "He who, having scorned God, serves the devil, acts foolishly" and the text below, in typical question/answer format, "Who carries away the palm from the fool in his stupidity? A demon, who impersonates the Lord, who brings forth the thundering.".

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