The Canaanite Woman’s Faith

Book Title: Deudsch Catechismus : gemehret mit einer newen Vorrhede und Vermanunge zu der Beicht.

Author: Luther, Martin, 1483-1546

Image Title: The Canaanite Woman’s Faith

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Description: A Canaanite woman kneels before Jesus, pleading with him to exorcise his daughter of a demon, to which Jesus responds by praising her faith and granting her wish. This scene illustrates the petition in the Lord’s Prayer, “[B]ut rescue us from the evil one,” and the dog eating crumbs at the bottom of the image symbolizes the Canaanite woman’s desperation as well as her inferior social standing.

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