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Building Name: Adrian College Chapel

City: Adrian

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1964

Subject/Title of Window: Tyndale and the Bible

Brief Description of Subject: The eight south windows represent the development of Protestantism, with emphasis on the Methodist Church and Methodist higher education at Adrian College William Tyndale (1492-1536 A.D.) examines newly printed page of his bible in front of printing press at worms (1526). Coat of arms and landscape of city of Worms at lower right, with translated Bible ready for smuggling into England. Top left: Tyndale’s Bibles burning in London. Tyndale burned at stake in 1536. Top right: Myles Coverdale, also concerned with translation of Bible into English language. Tyndale (1492-1536 A.D.) stands examinging the newly printed page of his bible in front of a printing press (1526) at worms. The coat of arms and landscape of the City of Worms are at the lower right, with the translated Bible ready for smuggling into England. At top left, Tyndale’s Bibles are burning in London. This was the fate of Tyndale who suffered martyrdom at the stake in 1536. At the top right is the seated figure of Myles Coverdale, who also was conerned with the translation of the Bible into the English language.

Height: 15’1”

Width: 5’

Tyndale and the Bible
Tyndale and the Bible

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