Reformed Images

My friend Eric has a great little post up about Zwingli’s Illustrated Bible here.

The Reformed did not oppose the making of images (pictures, paintings, sculptures), but rather the use of images in worship, along with superstitious ideas that the image was some sort of locus for the divine.  They appealed to the 2nd commandment, the New Testament’s reiteration of this theology (Paul at Athens, as well as other epistolary texts), and the first several centuries of the Christian church.