Devils and Heretics Fall

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: Devils and Heretics Fall

Description: As demons fall from heaven, heretics fall out of the church and the caption draws a parallel between the ways heretics and demons have fallen from grace. In the background, Noah's ark sits on a mountaintop just in front of a celestial city, perhaps representing the eschatological Jerusalem. The Latin superscription reads, "Devils and heretics have fallen similarly" and the text below, "The demon and the heretic, what do the two have in common? That one [leaving] heaven, this one faith, each fall from the sacred city.".

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