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This beautiful color poster commemorates the work of the Westminster Assembly of Divines which labored from 1643-1652 and formed the strong confessional foundation for all Presbyterians.History of the Westminster Assembly
The Westminster Assembly of divines was convened in 1643 by appointment of the Long Parliament for the purpose of revising the doctrine, liturgy, and government of the Church of England. The assembly met for 1,333 plenary sessions and ceased meeting in 1652.
A total of approximately 120 men met in the Abbey at one time or another over the course of these years. They met in the Jerusalem chamber of Westminster Abbey, which is why it is known as the Westminster Assembly.
Reformation Art is pleased to make this painting available as a 24”X36” full color poster, along with an accompanying guide to help you identify each of the commissioners that are painted in this scene of the historic assembly.
The Westminster Assembly produced the doctrinal standards that remain the creedal basis for Presbyterian denominations around the world.
The Westminster Confession of Faith, along with its larger and shorter catechisms and directory for public worship were quickly abandoned by the church of England, but were adopted by the church of Scotland from which they made their way to Presbyterian bodies around the world.
Three traditions have roots in the Westminster Assembly. In addition to the Presbyterian church, the Savoy Declaration of 1658 and the London Baptist Confession of 1689 drew heavily on the original statements of the Westminster Assembly.Artist
John Rogers Herbert (1810-1890) began his studies as a painter at the Royal Academy of Art in London in 1826, and was elected to be a member of the academy in 1846. He served as Master of the Government Schools of design and in addition to displaying over one hundred paintings at the academy, was commissioned to paint frescoes for the New Houses of Parliament.What People Are Saying
A number of people have written to provide their encouragement and endorsement of the reproduction of this painting. Here are some of the kind remarks we have received:
"Andrew, glad to see you're making this poster available. The "godly and learned assembly of divines" distilled Reformed theology for generations, all the way to the present. It's nice to put a picture to a face, as they say." - Dr. Michael Horton
(Author of numerous volumes, Host of the White Horse Inn radio program, editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine).
"This classic portrait of our founding fathers of Presbyterianism at the Westminster Assembly is a reminder that all of us in the Reformed tradition stand on the shoulders of giants." - Dr. Peter A. Lillback
(President of Westminster Theological Seminary)
"The Westminster Assembly was a God-blessed event, and the Confession and catechisms it produced have been a blessing to the church for centuries. In an age of cynicism it's good to remember that truth-filled ideas can have wonderful consequences" - Marvin Olasky
(Editor in Chief of World Magazine)
"Those who love and admire the Westminster Divines for their prodigious labor in producing the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, the Directory for the Public Worship of God, Form of Church Government, and Psalter, rejoice that Herbert's painting of the Assembly is now being made accessible in a frame-able form. We are indebted to those who are making this historical treasure available." - Terry Johnson
(Pastor of Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia)
"The opportunity to have a copy of this famous picture complete with a key to the people portrayed should not be missed." - Rev. Dr. Rowland S. Ward
(Author of numerous volumes and pastor of Knox Presbyterian Church in Eastern Australia).
"Andrew, I am most pleased to see this color poster of the Westminster Divines meeting in the Jerusalem Chamber become available once again. It is a wonderful reminder of the debt we owe to these godly men for putting sound, biblical theology into a confession and catechisms. I encourage all who hold the work of these men in high esteem to obtain this print and display it proudly and conspicuously." - Dr. Don Kistler
(Founder of Soli Deo Gloria Books and www.DonKistler.org
"The Westminster Assembly stands as a pivotal event in the history of the Protestant church. I am grateful that Reformation Art has made available a print that so beautifully captures a moment of such profound importance. I look forward to displaying it as a testimony to God's faithfulness through the ages. " - Tim Challies
(Author and Respected Blogger www.Challies.com