The Protestant Reformation, a movement to the Scriptures as the primary rule of life and practice - Sola Scriptura - was a reaction against the teachings, corruption, and abuses of the Roman Catholic church in the 14th to 17th centuries. While the movement initially was an attempt to reform the Catholic Church, the failure of those attempts led to a departure from that church and the founding of what today has become a number of protestant denominations. This exhibit highlights the works and ministry of some of the early key figures in the Reformation movement across Europe, displaying some of their original Bible translation and theological works. Theologians represented are John Wycliffe, Erasmus Desiderius, Martin Luther, Philipp Melanchthon, William Tyndale, and John Calvin.
Although this exhibit is not currently in the Biblical Heritage Gallery, the virtual exhibit remains accessible by following this link.