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The Objects 1. Roman Context Object: Augustus of Prima Porta City: Vatican City Location: Vatican Museum Date: 1st century 2. Transmission of Scripture Object: Rylands Library Papyrus P52 City: Manchester, United Kingdom Location: Rylands Library, University of Manchester Date: 125-150 3. Persecution Object: Alexamenos Graffito City: Rome, Italy Location: Palatine Antiquarian Museum Date: 200 4. Theological Orthodoxy Object: Dogmatic Sarcophagus City: Vatican City Location: Vatican Museum Date: 330-350 5. Vulgate Object: The Book of Kells City: Dublin, Republic of Ireland Location: Trinity College Library Date: 800 Also look for: The Book of Armagh which is housed in the same library. It contains the earliest version of St. Patrick's Confession. 6. The Crusades Object: TBD City: London, United Kingdom or Jerusalem, Israel Location: TBD Date: 1200 7. A Vernacular Bible Object: John Wycliffe's Pulpit City: Lutterworth, United Kingdom Location: St Mary's Church Date: 1320-1384 8. Reformation Forerunners Object: TBD City: Konstanz, Germany (or Prague, Czech Republic) Location: Jan Hus Museum (or City of Prague Museum) Date: 1369-1415 9. The Printing Press Object: The Gutenburg Bible City: Austin, Texas (or Paris, France) Location: University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center (or Bibliotheque nationale de France) Date: 1455 10. Ad Fontes Object: Novum Instrumentum Omne City: Basel, Switzerland Location: University of Basel Library Date: 1516 11. Reformation Object: The Indulgence Box City: Wittenberg, Germany Location: Lutherhaus Date: 1517 12. Unleashing the Word Object: Tyndale New Testament City: London, United Kingdom Location: British Library Date: 1526 13. Reformed Theology Object: John Calvin's Chair City: Geneva, Switzerland Location: St Pierre Cathedral Date: 1509-1564 14. Defender of the Faith Object: TBD - related to Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, or Catherine of Aragon City: London, United Kingdom Location: London Museum or British Museum Date: 1491-1547 15. Counter-Reformation Object: St Francis Xavier's Forearm City: Rome, Italy Location: Church of the Gesu Date: 1506-1552 Additional Information: This church also contains the remains of St Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, and The Triumph of Faith over Heresy which shows Mary casting Luther and Hus out of heaven. 16. The Huguenots Object: TBD City: Mialet, France Location: Musee du Desert Date: 1550 Also: Visit Musee Protestant in La Rochelle (Protestant History Museum) and Musee Jean Calvin in Noyon. 17. King James Bible Object: King James Bible, first edition City: Baltimore, Maryland Location: Stevenson University Library Date: 1611 18. Puritanism Object: The Works of William Perkins City: Grand Rapids, Michigan Location: Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary Library Date: 1558-1602 19. The Baptists Object: Baptismal Pool City: Dalwood, United Kingdom Location: Loughwood Meeting House Date: 1653 20. The Great Awakening Object: Whitefield Rock City: West Brookfield, Massachusetts Location: Foster Hill Date: 1740 21. Hymnody Object: Olney Hymns City: Harvard, Massachusetts Location: Harvard University, Houghton Library Date: 1779 22. The Modern Missions Movement Object: William Carey's Writing Desk City: Serampore, India Location: Carey Museum Additional Information: Angus Library at Regent's Park College in Oxford, England, has a large collection that includes William Carey's Bible, shew board, a first edition of his Bengali New Testament, and the couch upon which he died. Date: 1792 23. The Black Church Object: Lemuel Haynes' Sermon Manuscript City: Worcester, Massachusetts Location: American Antiquarian Society Date: 1805 24. The Church in Asia Object: Hudson Taylor's Tombstone City: Zhenjiang, China Xuan De Church Date: 1853-1905 25. The Heart of Africa Object: David Livingstone's Journal City: Livingstone, Zambia Loca
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