Diabolical Heresies

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: Diabolical Heresies

Description: In the foreground of the image, a man sitting on a basket studies a book, across from a devil, who appears as an old man, with a wizened face and a long beard, but with horns, wings and birdlike feet. He sits on a basket from which a small person tries to escape and vipers overflow. Beneath them, a snake and a deer emerge from holes in the earth. In the background, a group of men gather around a man holding a book and confer with one another. The Latin superscription reads, "Three diabolical nests of heresies," and the text below, "What kind of next are you to me? This is not at all an unworthy thing to ask. Hell, the shunners of light, with a black heart, or the woods?".

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