Three Treatises on the Divine Images

Three Treatises on the Divine Images
Author: Saint John (of Damascus),St. John of Damascus
Publsiher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780881412451
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Treatises on the Divine Images Book Excerpt:

In AD 726, the Byzantine emperor ordered the destruction of all icons, or religious images, throughout the empire, and icons were subject to an imperial ban that was to last, with a brief remission, until AD 843. A defender of icons, St John of Damascus wrote three treatises against "those who attack the holy images." He differentiates between the veneration of icons, which is a matter of expressing honor, and idolatry, which is offering worship to something other than God.

Three Treatises on the Divine Images

Three Treatises on the Divine Images
Author: St. John Of Damascus
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2010-01-23
ISBN: 9781450550833
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Treatises on the Divine Images Book Excerpt:

Saint John of Damascus(c. 676 - 4 December 749) was an Arab Christian monk and priest. Born and raised in Damascus, he died at his monastery, Mar Saba, near Jerusalem. A polymath whose fields of interest and contribution included law, theology, philosophy, and music, before being ordained, he served as a Chief Administrator to the Muslim caliph of Damascus, wrote works expounding the Christian faith, and composed hymns which are still in everyday use in Eastern Christian monasteries throughout the world. In the early 8th century AD, iconoclasm, a movement seeking to prohibit the veneration of the icons, gained some acceptance in the Byzantine court. In 726, despite the protests of St. Germanus, Patriarch of Constantinople, Emperor Leo III issued his first edict against the veneration of images and their exhibition in public places. A talented writer in the secure surroundings of the caliph's court, John of Damascus initiated a defense of holy images in three separate publications. "Apologetic Treatises against those Decrying the Holy Images," the earliest of these works gained him a reputation. Not only did he attack the emperor, but the use of a simpler literary style brought the controversy to the common people, inciting revolt among those of Christian faith. His writings later played an important role during the Second Council of Nicaea which met to settle the icon dispute.

On the Divine Images

On the Divine Images
Author: Saint John (of Damascus)
Publsiher: St Vladimirs Seminary Press
Total Pages: 107
Release: 1980
ISBN: 9780913836620
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Age of Transition

Age of Transition
Author: Edward Bleiberg,Lisa R. Brody,Steven Fine,Arnold E. Franklin,Alan Gampel,Claus-Peter Haase,Lyle Humphrey,Hieromonk Justin of Sinai,Annie Montgomery Labatt,Lawrence Nees,Robert Schick,Carol Snow
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0300211112
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Age of Transition Book Excerpt:

Building on the groundbreaking 2012 exhibition “Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition,” which explored the transformations and continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the seventh to the ninth century, the present volume extends the exhibition catalogue’s innovative investigation of cultural interaction between Christian and Jewish communities and the world of Islam. Eleven essays by internationally distinguished scholars address such topics as the transmission of Christian imagery to the Mediterranean, icons preserved in The Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine at Sinai, interaction between Jewish communities and the Muslim world, the purposeful mutilation of figurative floor mosaics in places of worship, the evolution of classical and Byzantine motifs in a new cosmology for Muslim rulers, and interconnections in the realm of music. Each essay provides compelling evidence that the era of transition from Byzantine to Islamic rule in the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa resulted in unprecedented cultural cross-fertilization and significantly affected the development of the Mediterranean world for centuries to come.

Inventing George Whitefield

Inventing George Whitefield
Author: Jessica M. Parr
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-03-18
ISBN: 162674498X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inventing George Whitefield Book Excerpt:

Evangelicals and scholars of religious history have long recognized George Whitefield (1714–1770) as a founding father of American evangelicalism. But Jessica M. Parr argues he was much more than that. He was an enormously influential figure in Anglo-American religious culture, and his expansive missionary career can be understood in multiple ways. Whitefield began as an Anglican clergyman. Many in the Church of England perceived him as a radical. In the American South, Whitefield struggled to reconcile his disdain for the planter class with his belief that slavery was an economic necessity. Whitefield was drawn to an idealized Puritan past that was all but gone by the time of his first visit to New England in 1740. Parr draws from Whitefield’s writing and sermons and from newspapers, pamphlets, and other sources to understand Whitefield’s career and times. She offers new insights into revivalism, print culture, transatlantic cultural influences, and the relationship between religious thought and slavery. Whitefield became a religious icon shaped in the complexities of revivalism, the contest over religious toleration, and the conflicting role of Christianity for enslaved people. Proslavery Christians used Christianity as a form of social control for slaves, whereas evangelical Christianity’s emphasis on “freedom in the eyes of God” suggested a path to political freedom. Parr reveals how Whitefield’s death marked the start of a complex legacy that in many ways rendered him more powerful and influential after his death than during his long career.

Religion and Conflict in Medieval and Early Modern Worlds

Religion and Conflict in Medieval and Early Modern Worlds
Author: Natasha Hodgson,Amy Fuller,John McCallum,Nicholas Morton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-12-27
ISBN: 0429836007
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion and Conflict in Medieval and Early Modern Worlds Book Excerpt:

This volume seeks to increase understanding of the origins, ideology, implementation, impact, and historiography of religion and conflict in the medieval and early modern periods. The chapters examine ideas about religion and conflict in the context of text and identity, church and state, civic environments, marriage, the parish, heresy, gender, dialogues, war and finance, and Holy War. The volume covers a wide chronological period, and the contributors investigate relationships between religion and conflict from the seventh to eighteenth centuries ranging from Byzantium to post-conquest Mexico. Religious expressions of conflict at a localised level are explored, including the use of language in legal and clerical contexts to influence social behaviours and the use of religion to legitimise the spiritual value of violence, rationalising the enforcement of social rules. The collection also examines spatial expressions of religious conflict both within urban environments and through travel and pilgrimage. With both written and visual sources being explored, this volume is the ideal resource for upper-level undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers of religion and military, political, social, legal, cultural, or intellectual conflict in medieval and early modern worlds.

A Local Perspective on John of Damascus and His Three Treatises on the Divine Images

A Local Perspective on John of Damascus and His Three Treatises on the Divine Images
Author: Anna Chrysostomides
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Iconoclasm
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Studia Patristica Volume XLIV

Studia Patristica  Volume XLIV
Author: Jane Baun,A. Cameron,M. Edwards,Markus Vinzent
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 553
Release: 2010-05-05
ISBN: 9789042923706
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studia Patristica Volume XLIV Book Excerpt:

Papers presented at the Fifteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2007 (see also Studia Patristica 45, 46, 47, 48 and 49). The successive sets of Studia Patristica contain papers delivered at the International Conferences on Patristic Studies, which meet for a week once every four years in Oxford; they are held under the aegis of the Theology Faculty of the University. Members of these conferences come from all over the world and most offer papers. These range over the whole field, both East and West, from the second century to a section on the Nachleben of the Fathers. The majority are short papers dealing with some small and manageable point; they raise and sometimes resolve questions about the authenticity of documents, dates of events, and such like, and some unveil new texts. The smaller number of longer papers put such matters into context and indicate wider trends. The whole reflects the state of Patristic scholarship and demonstrates the vigour and popularity of the subject.

A Revitalization of Images

A Revitalization of Images
Author: Gregory C. Higgins
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN: 1498224504
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Revitalization of Images Book Excerpt:

The philosopher, theologian, and biblical scholar Austin Farrer (1904–1968) highlighted in his various writings the central role that images play in the interpretation of biblical writings, the construction of theological arguments, and the descriptions of the Christian spiritual life. Theologians down through the centuries have sought to revitalize the central biblical images as they addressed the pressing theological, moral, and spiritual questions of their day. A Revitalization of Images offers students the opportunity to participate in this ongoing creative engagement with ten dominant biblical images that continue to shape the church’s beliefs and practices, as well as each Christian’s own spiritual journey. Sound theology is rooted in Scripture, conversant with past thinkers, and engaged in the present life of the church. This dynamic directly informs Revitalization. In each chapter we begin with a biblical image that has figured prominently in the Christian theological tradition. Next we examine two prominent voices from the Christian tradition who have drawn upon the image when crafting a compelling vision of the Christian life. We then turn our attention to a contemporary thinker who has incorporated or critiqued the image in his or her own theological work. This discussion is set within the current spectrum of theological positions including orthodox, liberal, postliberal, and postmodern perspectives.

Spirit of the Arts

Spirit of the Arts
Author: Steven Félix-Jäger
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-11-01
ISBN: 3319679198
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirit of the Arts Book Excerpt:

A contribution to the field of theological aesthetics, this book explores the arts in and around the Pentecostal and charismatic renewal movements. It proposes a pneumatological model for creativity and the arts, and discusses different art forms from the perspective of that model. Pentecostals and other charismatic Christians have not sufficiently worked out matters of aesthetics, or teased out the great religious possibilities of engaging with the arts. With the flourishing of Pentecostal culture comes the potential for an equally flourishing artistic life. As this book demonstrates, renewal movements have participated in the arts but have not systematized their findings in ways that express their theological commitments—until now. The book examines how to approach art in ways that are communal, dialogical, and theologically cultivating.

The Early Eastern Orthodox Church

The Early Eastern Orthodox Church
Author: Stephen Morris
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2018-09-24
ISBN: 147663422X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Early Eastern Orthodox Church Book Excerpt:

 “It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us,” the apostles declared at the conclusion of their council described in Acts 15. This apostolic council was the first of many councils to come as Christians sought to discern the will of God in the midst of historic challenges. The faithful continued to struggle to express their new apostolic faith in new words, new languages, new places and new times. Many issues—the interaction of science and faith, divinity and humanity, Church and State—continue to be pertinent today. This book tells the story of these struggles from the days of the New Testament to the fall of the city of Constantinople in AD 1453. It focuses on the Christian community in the eastern Mediterranean which became known as the Byzantine Empire. Each chapter examines the personalities and theologies entwined at the heart of conflicts that shaped the medieval world as well as the modern cultures of Greece, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Stories from the Fireplace

Stories from the Fireplace
Author: Tekletsadik Belachew
Publsiher: African Books Collective
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-12-22
ISBN: 9956552046
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories from the Fireplace Book Excerpt:

This book is an interdisciplinary theological exploration of Haile Gerima's cinema, an Ethiopian filmmaker and storyteller who successfully translated African folkloric orality and wove other indigenous art forms into the language of cinema. Gerima's five decades legacy of Pan-African cinema embodies 'symbolic resistance' against Afro-pessimistic and stereotypical mis/disrepresentations, both manifestations of neo-colonialism. In response, he uses "camera as a weapon" to resist exotic otherness and alienation invented by conventional cinema. Through an alternative moving pictures, he depicted dignified images of Africa towards decolonising cinema and liberating the mind. His memory-films achieves archiving the stories of the people of African descent. Gerima, who stands in par with great African film griots such as Ousmane Sembène - 'the father of African cinema' and Med Hondo, deserves further interdisciplinary reflections. Gerima's 'Triangular cinema' and 'imperfect cinema' are inspired from indigenous values and cultural products such as holy icons and fireplace stories. His works foster asserting identity of the self, maintaining the right to difference and embracing ubuntu-like human personhood. They are essential acts in the 21st century. Like theology, cinema alters a way of life - human experiences, imaginations, and narrative identity. This book engages with the works and thoughts of Gerima towards re-imaging Africa through cinematic narratives in being and becoming an African.

The Failure of Modernism

The Failure of Modernism
Author: Brendan Sweetman
Publsiher: CUA Press
Total Pages: 269
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780966922615
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Failure of Modernism Book Excerpt:

The contributors to The Failure of Modernism are influenced by the view that modernism has failed, and most of the essays attempt to critique specific features of modernism, often from a more traditional perspective. Modernism in philosophy is characterized by skepticism and anti-realism in epistemology, and by relativism in ethics and politics.

God in the Gallery

God in the Gallery
Author: Daniel A. Siedell
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN: 0801031842
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God in the Gallery Book Excerpt:

An art historian develops a theological, philosophical, and historical framework within which to experience and interpret modern and contemporary art that is in dialogue with the Christian faith.

Heritage or Heresy

Heritage or Heresy
Author: B. Schildgen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2016-01-23
ISBN: 0230613152
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heritage or Heresy Book Excerpt:

This is an account of the roles of local and national movements, and of memory and regret in the destruction or preservation of the architectural, artistic, and historic legacy of Europe in which the author examines what is cultural heritage and why it matters.

A Companion to Byzantine Iconoclasm

A Companion to Byzantine Iconoclasm
Author: Mike Humphreys
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2021-09-27
ISBN: 9004462007
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Byzantine Iconoclasm Book Excerpt:

Twelve scholars contextualize and critically examine the key debates about the controversy over icons and their veneration that would fundamentally shape Byzantium and Orthodox Christianity.

Word and Image

Word and Image
Author: Michael Patella
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2013
ISBN: 081469196X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Word and Image Book Excerpt:

The story of the creation of The Saint Johns Biblethe first commissioned, handwritten Bible in five hundred years and the first Bible of this magnitude written in English using a contemporary translationhas been told elsewhere. In Word and Image, Fr. Michael Patella focuses not on how it was made but on how, now that it is finished, it can be read, viewed, and interpreted. Patella considers the centuries-long tradition of illuminated Bibles and also the fascinating ways this Bible reflects third-millennium concerns. He seeks to rekindle interest in sacred art by allowing The Saint John's Bible to teach its readers and viewers how to work with text and image. As an accomplished Scripture scholar, a monk of the abbey that commissioned the Bible, and the chair of the Committee on Illumination and Text that provided the vision to the artists who created it, Patella may be the only one who could write this book with such insight, expertise, and love.

The Ecumenical Work of the Icon

The Ecumenical Work of the Icon
Author: Hilda Kleiman
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2018-09-27
ISBN: 1532616503
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ecumenical Work of the Icon Book Excerpt:

The Ecumenical Work of the Icon is an invitation to the students and faculties of Catholic seminaries to be a part of the tradition of the icon through the lens of ecumenis. With a view of ecumenism as lived in both the Roman Catholic and Orthodox traditions, the visual theological language of the icon may be engaged more fully and respectfully, thus enriching the theological education and future ministry of those who learn and teach in a Catholic setting. In the third portion of the book, readers are offered multiple practical pedagogical examples of how to integrate teaching and learning about the icon into seminary courses and beyond, including writing assignments, oral presentations, and hands-on activities.

Seeing Jesus

Seeing Jesus
Author: Christopher Cocksworth
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2014-10-16
ISBN: 0281070482
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeing Jesus Book Excerpt:

Recommended reading for Lent, this book paints compelling portraits of Gospel characters who saw and responded to Jesus, with a special emphasis throughout on the role and example of Mary. The Rt Revd Christopher Cocksworth encourages us to reflect on how we see Jesus, how he sees us, and how to see the world as he sees it.

Apocalyptic Thought in Early Christianity

Apocalyptic Thought in Early Christianity
Author: Robert J. Daly
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2009-06-01
ISBN: 0801036275
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Apocalyptic Thought in Early Christianity Book Excerpt:

This new addition to the Holy Cross Studies in Patristic Theology and History series explores early Christian views on apocalyptic themes.