Asked by Mario Donawa on Jul 06, 2024



During which conflict did bands of Calvinists destroy artworks in Catholic churches in the Netherlands?

A) Counter-Reformation
B) Great Iconoclasm
C) Thirty Years' War
D) Saint Anthony's Fire


Followers of the theological traditions and teachings of John Calvin, a leader in the Protestant Reformation, known for the emphasis on the sovereignty of God and the doctrine of predestination.


The period of Catholic resurgence initiated in response to the Protestant Reformation, characterized by reforms and the clarification of Catholic doctrine.

Great Iconoclasm

A period in Byzantine history marked by the widespread destruction of religious images (icons) and the persecution of their veneration, occurring in two phases from 726 to 787 and 815 to 843.

  • Understand the impact of the Protestant Reformation and Counter-Reformation on European art.

Verified Answer

Zybrea Knight

4 days ago

Final Answer :
Explanation :
The Great Iconoclasm, also known as the Beeldenstorm, involved bands of Calvinists who destroyed artworks in Catholic churches across the Netherlands, as part of their protest against the Catholic Church, which they viewed as idolatrous. This event occurred in the 16th century, predating the Thirty Years' War.