A colleague here at HBU, David Davis, has produced a helpful reader of key texts on images:

From Icons to Idols: Documents on the Image Debate in Reformation England

The debate over religious images was fundamental to the development of the
Reformation. Even before the Reformation, iconoclasm and the critique of image
devotion were marks of religious radicalism. Protestant reformers embraced
iconoclasm as a means of condemning Catholic corruption and illustrating their
war against idolatry. From Icons to Idols provides an accessible, important edition
of primary sources on this critical aspect of the Reformation in England. e
documents in this collection track the image debate across the sixteenth and early
seventeenth centuries, highlighting the complexities and diversity of arguments
and positions held by both Protestants and Catholics. e documents also
demonstrate the variety of individuals who engaged in the debate over images.
Included here are bishops and theologians, printers and inquisitors, cardinals and
artists, suggesting that the question of idolatry was no mere academic exercise.

Part 1: The Early Reformation | 15
Document 1
John Ryckes, The Image of Love | 19
(London, 1525)
Document 2
William Tyndale, An Answer unto Sir Thomas More’s Dialogue | 24
(London, 1532)
Document 3
Martin Bucer, A Treatise Declaring and Showing that Images
Are Not to be Suffered in Churches | 35
(London, 1535)
Document 4
Woodcut title-page, The Great Bible | 43
(London, 1539)
Document 5
John Calvin, The Sermons of M. John Calvin upon the Fifth Book of Moses
called Deuteronomy | 47
(London, 1583)
Document 6
Roger Edgeworth, Sermons, Very Fruitful, Godly, and Learned | 56
(London, 1557)
Document 7
John Hooper, A Declaration of the Holy Ten Commandments | 64
(London, 1549)

Part 2: The Elizabethan Reformation | 71
Document 8
Woodcut of Ezekiel’s Vision of Heaven, Geneva Bible | 74
(Geneva, 1560)
Document 9
Woodcut of Isaiah’s Vision of Heaven, Bishops Bible | 77
(London, 1568)
Document 10
Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder, The Allegory of Iconoclasm | 79
(London, 1566–1568)
Document 11
Heinrich Bullinger, Fifty Godly Sermons | 82
(London, 1577)
Document 12
John Jewel, “Homily Against the Peril of Idolatry
and Superfluous Decking of Churches” | 89
(London, 1571)
Document 13
John Martiall, A Treatise of the Cross | 98
(Antwerp, 1564)
Document 14
Nicholas Sander, A Treatise of the Images of Christ | 109
(Louvain, 1567)
Document 15
Peter Vermigli, The Common Places of the Most Famous and Renowned
Divine Doctor Peter Martyr | 118
(London, 1583)
Document 16
Gregory Martin, A Discovery of the Manifold Corruptions of the Holy Scripture
by the Heretics of Our Days | 135
(Rheims, 1582)

Part 3: The Post-Reformation | 145
Document 17
William Perkins Two Documents | 147
Document 18
William Bishop, A Reformation of a Catholic Deformed | 161
(English Secret Press, 1604)
Document 19
Robert Bellarmine, An Ample Declaration of the Christian Doctrine | 169
(English Secret Press, 1604)
Document 20
John Heigham, The Touchstone of the Reformed Gospel | 174
(St. Omer’s Press, 1652)
Document 21
Richard Montagu, A Gag for the New Gospel?: No, a New Gag for an Old
Goose | 179
(London, 1624)
Document 22
Anonymous, “Controversii et compendium Becari” | 188
(1625)