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This chapter provides concluding remarks for this book. Paul Lautensack attempts to distribute his 'picture books' and donate works of art to the town made the authorities react in anger and threaten him with punishment. Therefore, his theological ideas were at a first glance attractive for some respectable burghers although they all came eventually to reject them as absurd and incomprehensible. By the time Lautensack began writing his tracts in the 1530s, the battle over the Reformation was long over in Nuremberg and most parts of Southern Germany, and the activity of the last prominent lay authors of this period, Melchior Hoffman and Clemens Ziegler, was coming to an end. Since Lautensack's only real interest was in his method of reading the Bible, he contributed very little to the great debates of the Reformation. Drawings and diagrams were central for Lautensack's theology.

Keywords: Bible; Clemens Ziegler; Melchior Hoffman; Nuremberg; Paul Lautensack's diagrams; Paul Lautensack's theology; reformation



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