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    Is Iconoclasm Acceptable?

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    Is Iconoclasm acceptable? Today we have encountered numerous situations of iconoclasm. Iconoclasm means “icon-breaking,” which includes the religious as well as the political destruction of images or monuments usually, not always, by those of another group (Džalto). There are many examples in the past and even recently that prove that iconoclasm still exists today. Thus, iconoclasm is the destruction of icons and sometimes it is believed that it is done because of the difference between religious beliefs. In fact, the word “icon” refers to many different things today. For example, we use this word to refer to the small graphic symbols in our software and powerful cultural figures. Nevertheless, these different meanings retain a connection…

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    Islamic Iconoclasm

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    Complexities in Islamic Iconoclasm Defined as the rejection and destruction of figural images, iconoclasm in the Islamic world has been seen as the “long, culturally determined, and unchanging tradition of violent…acts". It may be carried out in the context of Islam or against the icons of another faith, as evinced by the destruction of Christian and pagan idols. However, G.R.D. King and Finbarr Barry Flood argue in their articles that Islamic iconoclasm in the past and present must be…

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    The theme/text that I found enriching and challenging is Iconoclasm. Before this class, I had only heard a little-bit about icons, and I was ignorant and ambivalent about the controversy. I discovered through this class that icons are central to Eastern Christian theology and identity. For Eastern Christians, icons are used in religious contexts and also venerated by touching, kissing, bowing in front of them, and lighting candles—these Christians are iconophiles (icon lovers). Icons were…

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    The Iconoclasm Analysis

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    As this course started, we have touched upon many terms, events, artifacts, and influential figures from the 16th century, but the historical movement that shocked me the most was the “Iconoclasm”. Iconoclasm as defined in our textbook is a “systematic destruction of religious icons because of their religious connotations”(336). The reason behind that important movement came after the Protestants or anti-Catholics, who wanted to reform Christianity, criticizing most of its false doctrines, so…

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    John Of Damascus Essay

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    John of Damascus was born c. 675- 749 in Damascus under Muslim rule. His father was a Christian believer that was employed by the Caliph. John followed in his father’s footsteps working for the Caliph but eventually became a monk near Jerusalem, where he studied, wrote and preached. Some of John 's writings became the cornerstone for Greek Orthodox theology, however John is most known for the support of icons in the Catholic Church. John held the position of a iconophile, which means icon…

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    During the Byzantium Empire in the 700’s, the Iconoclasm Controversy and the Decree’s that followed were crucial points in the history of Christianity. The Catholic Church was largely affected by the Iconoclastic movement during that time and the continued growth and popularity of religion was tested. Both the Decree of the Iconoclast Council of Constantinople and the Decree of Second Nicea shaped the Byzantine Empire during the time of Constantine V and Leo III’s rule. During the time when…

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    of different objects and things in today’s time. We use the term to associate with someone who one might look up to, such as a famous musician or influential figure. We as a society also use the term to represent famous well-known software symbols. We can associate the term with those meanings, but the factual, original meaning of the word comes from the Greek language meaning “image” or “painting.” This was during the medieval era, meaning that religious images were used on wooden panels used…

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    Image breaking is more than when a photograph does not load correctly on your web page. Image breaking, or iconoclasm originally occurred hundreds of years ago in Byzantium, later named Constantinople. Whether intentional connecting with the viewer as a means of meditation or trying not to connect so deliberately, as a means of teaching, Byzantine art had a way of connecting with its viewer on an emotional level. Some pieces, of Byzantine art, are avoiding connecting with the viewer for their…

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    Byzantine Hagiography

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    monk Sabas also wrote a version retelling the wisdom and miracles of the iconodule saint. While there are discernable differences between these two versions (which will be alluded to throughout this discussion), in terms of the fundamental components of Ioannikios’ life, the two vitae are more or less in agreement. Ioannikios was born in the middle of the eighth century in Bythynia. In his youth, he joined the imperial army where he followed the movement in support of the iconoclasts. After…

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    horse is a good example to that. When sculptures analyized in aspect of composition; Eros figure is in the middle, it shows that Eros is important. Yet at the top of sarcophagus there are lying sculptures. These people are probably who has the sarcophagus. So, they are most important figures. There are Eros figures in that sarcophagus at the top and also in the main side. This was made to reflect the divinity of people who has this sarcophagus. Also there is a hunt scene in the side area of…

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