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  • Islamic Iconoclasm

    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 understood beyond simple and violent religious motivations. While King delineates early-Islamic iconoclasm and discusses its relation to Christianity, Flood extends his argument to the present-day, seeking to answer the role militant groups and museums play…

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  • The Iconoclasm Analysis

    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

    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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  • Constantine V And Second Nicea Essay

    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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  • Iconoclastic Pros And Cons

    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 In Byzantine Art Essay

    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

    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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  • Abolition Of Images

    could only be obtained by god’s forgiveness, and therefore, the men of the church had no authority at all when it came to forgiveness. The Catholic Church taught that salvation was possible by attending mass and good works, which would please God. Luther agrees with Augustine’s beliefs, which formed the basis of Protestantism. The 95 Theses questioned the Roman Catholic faith and became the foundation of the Protestant reformation. In the next few years, attempts were made by Habsburg Emperor…

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  • The Good Shepherd: The Destruction Of Ideas

    bearded man offering his animal in sacrifice to Athena” (Kleiner 238). In the pre-Christian world, Christ portrays a shepherd, where he is carrying a calf on his shoulders, but the calf was not to be sacrifice. The calf is one of the lost sheep which symbolizes “a sinner who has strayed and been rescued” (Kleiner 239). Christ said that he is a good shepherd and he will give his life for the sheep. This portrays the youthful Christ as a Savior. In the pre-Christian world, Christ has been viewed…

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  • Francis Wayland Analysis

    Baptist faith and practice. The subjects of the work sprawl from specifically Baptist theological, ethical, and political commitments—i.e., principles—to concrete issues of polity, preaching, ordination, membership, theological curriculum, and sermon preparation—i.e., practices. What unites these essays, of course, is their Baptist distinctiveness, which, for Wayland, might be more particularly rendered as a commitment to the New Testament as the “only rule of faith and practice” (92). Rather…

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