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The Reformation and the visual arts : the Protestant image question in Western and Eastern Europe

Author: Sergiusz Michalski
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1993.
Series: Christianity and society in the modern world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st English edView all editions and formats
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This fascinating book, available for the first time in English, provides a unique overview of religious images and iconoclasm, starting with the consequences of the Byzantine image controversy and ending with the Orthodox churches of the nineteenth century. The author argues that not all Protestants espoused iconoclasm and that, in fact, the question of images played a large role in the ensuing divisions of European
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sergiusz Michalski
ISBN: 0415065127 9780415065122
OCLC Number: 25631164
Notes: Translation of: Protestanci a sztuka.
Description: xiii, 232 pages, [8] pages of plates ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Martin Luther: cultic abuse, religious art and Christian freedom --
2. The iconophobes: Karlstadt, Zwingli and Calvin --
3. Iconoclasm: rites of destruction --
4. Icon and pulpit: the Eastern Churches and the Reformation --
5. Symbols and commonplaces, or the conceptual background of the dispute on images --
Appendix: Protestant and Muslim aniconism: attempts at comparison.
Series Title: Christianity and society in the modern world.
Other Titles: Protestanci a sztuka.
Responsibility: Sergiusz Michalski.
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