The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Not amused

On display in the market square in Wittenberg, Germany, 800 miniature statues of Luther caused some complaints from German theologians who felt the art show was disrespectful to the 16th-century reformer.

Visitors to the show, part of Luther Decade and Reformation Decade celebrations, removed many of the mini-Luthers and placed them at other sites around town.

Theologian Friedrich Schorlemmer called the display "theological and aesthetic rubbish. ... Martin Luther cannot be mass produced."


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