CEDARVILLE — “Dawn of the Reformation: Sola Scriptura” is on display in Cedarville University’s Biblical Heritage Gallery, located in the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies (BTS).

This exhibit is one of six different displays that rotate through the gallery over a three-year period.

The exhibit highlights prominent reformers from church history, such as William Tyndale, Martin Luther, John Wycliffe and John Calvin.

“The purpose of this exhibit is to focus on the reformers, those who were willing to sacrifice their lives, if necessary, for the integrity of the Scriptures,” said Lynn Brock, dean of library services and curator of the Biblical Heritage Gallery. “I think we have short memories about the cost involved to have something that seems very common and ordinary to us.”

Several originals are on display, such as a commentary on Genesis by Calvin, printed in 1578, and a page from a Tyndale New Testament printed in 1536. The oldest original piece in the exhibit is a page from Luther’s German Bible translation, printed in 1529. The exhibit also includes various facsimiles, or exact copies, of other works of the reformers.

“Dawn of the Reformation: Sola Scriptura” will remain on display through October in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

More information about the exhibit and individual pieces on display can be found online at http://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/dawn_of_the_reformation/.

Xenia Daily Gazette

Story courtesy of Cedarville University.