Rather Turk than Pope
LIEVER TURKS DAN PAAPS
The slogan ‘Rather Turk than Pope’ was used by the Dutch “Sea Beggars” (1568-1648) in their fight against Catholic Spain. The Turks where perceived as having religious tolerance within their dominions, whereas the King of Spain did not tolerate the Protestant faith. Within this triptych we search for similarities between the Islam and Calvinism and see what is still visible of this immemorial union.