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Icon and Logos: Sources in Eighth-Century Iconoclasm

Daniel J. Sahas

Icon and Logos: Sources in Eighth-Century Iconoclasm

An Annotated Translation of the Sixth Session of the Seventh Ecumenical Council of Constantinople ... 787) (Toronto Medieval Texts & Translations)

by Daniel J. Sahas

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Published by University of Toronto Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christian sacraments,
  • Early Church,
  • Religion - Church History,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Christianity - General,
  • Medieval

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9869617M
    ISBN 100802067042
    ISBN 109780802067043


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Icon and Logos: Sources in Eighth-Century Iconoclasm by Daniel J. Sahas Download PDF EPUB FB2

This is an important but under rated book. Daniel Sahas translates the sixth session of the Seventh Ecumenical Council (Nicaea, ) that deals with the decree (or Horos) of iconoclastic council of (also called the Council of Hieria)Cited by: Daniel Sahas translates the sixth session of the Seventh Ecumenical Council (Nicaea, ) that deals with the decree (or Horos) of iconoclastic council of (also called the Council of Hieria) The Horos of is cited in the sixth session of the Seventh Ecumenical Council as Cited by: Icons and Logos Book Description: The documents in this volume, arising from the controversy surrounding the lifting of the ban on icons, are of major significance, but until the publication of this book no English translation of the conciliar texts, in their entirety, had been available to scholars working in a field who do not easily read eighth-century Byzantine Greek.

Icons and Logos: Sources in Eighth-Century Iconoclasm. [Daniel J Sahas] -- Iconoclasm is a major topic in the history of the Byzantine Empire; its imposition was. Get Icon and Logos: Sources in Eighth-Century Iconoclasm book from a library.

Icon and logos: sources in eighth-century iconoclasm. [Daniel J Sahas;]. Icon Icon and Logos: Sources in Eighth-Century Iconoclasm book logos: sources in eighth-century iconoclasm: an annotated translation of the sixth session of the Seventh Ecumenical Council (Nicea, ), containing the Definition of the Concil of Constantinople () and its refutation, and the Definition of the Seventh Ecumenical Council.

Icon and logos: sources in eighth-century iconoclasm: an annotated translation of the sixth session of the Seventh Ecumenical Council (Nicea, ), containing the Definition of the Council of Constantinople () and its refutation, and the Definition of the Seventh Ecumenical Council.

Icon and logos: sources in eighth-century iconoclasm: an annotated translation of the sixth session of the seventh Ecumenical Council (Nicea, ), containing the Definition of the Council of Constantinople () and its refutation, and the Definition of the seventh Ecumenical Council /c[translated by] Daniel J.

Sahas. Read Icon and Logos: Sources in Eighth-Century Iconoclasm (Toronto Medieval Texts & Translations). Iconoclasm refers to the destruction or deconstruction of religious imagery and icons. Examples of iconoclasm can be found throughout history. Examples of iconoclasm can be found throughout history.

The Byzantine Empire experienced two periods of iconoclasm, the first in the eighth century and the second during the ninth century.

Title: Icon and logos: sources in eighth-century iconoclasm: an annotated translation of the Sixth Session of the Seventh Ecumenical Council (Nicea, ), containing the definition of the Council of Constantinople () and its refutation, and the definition of the Seventh Ecumenical Council.

Icon an d Logos: Sources in Eighth-Century Iconoclasm. Icons and Logos: Sources in Eighth-Century Iconoclasm. Book. The Influence of Iconoclasm controversy on Churches' design. defenders o f icons dur ing the period o f Iconoclasm; the f ormer during t he first iconoclastic period and t he latt er during the second iconoclastic : Iakovos Menelaou.

Iconoclastic Controversy, a dispute over the use of religious images (icons) in the Byzantine Empire in the 8th and 9th centuries. The Iconoclasts (those who rejected images) objected to icon veneration for several reasons, including the possibility of idolatry.

Byzantine Iconoclasm (Greek: Εἰκονομαχία, Eikonomachía, literally, "image struggle" or "war on icons") refers to two periods in the history of the Byzantine Empire when the use of religious images or icons was opposed by religious and imperial authorities within the Orthodox Church and the temporal imperial hierarchy.

The "First Iconoclasm", as it is sometimes called, existed between about and Iconoclasm, Greek for “image-breaking,” is the deliberate destruction within a culture of the culture’s own religious icons and other symbols or monuments.

Iconoclasm is generally motivated by an interpretation of the Ten Commandments that declares the making and worshipping of images, or icons, of holy figures (such as Jesus Christ, the.

Icons created by divine agency were known as acheiropoieta (“not made by (human) hands”). This category of miraculously created image was accorded special veneration throughout the history of Byzantium. A significant number of acheiropoieta originated in the Early Byzantine period, before the advent of Iconoclasm in the early eighth century.

Sahas, Daniel J. Icon and Logos: Sources in Eighth Century Iconoclasm. Toronto Medieval Texts and Translations 4.

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Ware, Kallistos. “Eastern Christendom,” in The Oxford History of Christianity, edited by John McManners. New File Size: KB.

"Ambitious and scholarly Winfield guides the reader with apparent ease Icons and Iconoclasm feels like the start of a much broader discussion, not just of art in a conventional sense but also of how we might create, interpret, and inhabit ritual space." --Buddhadharma: The Practioner's Quarterly"Delightfully instantiates the converging trajectories of art history and Buddhist by: 1.

The Iconoclastic controversy lasted fromwhen Emperor Leo III () began an attack on the use of religious images, until when The Empress Theodora allowed their restoration.

The two periods of Iconoclasm were separated by the reign of the iconodule Empress Irene, under whom the Second Council of Nicea was held. Byzantine Iconoclasm (Greek: Εἰκονομαχία, Eikonomachía) refers to two periods in the history of the Byzantine Empire when the use of religious images or icons was opposed by religious and imperial authorities within the Eastern Church and the temporal imperial hierarchy.

The "First Iconoclasm", as it is sometimes called, lasted between about and This icon makes clear the victory of images over iconoclasm, as saints, theologians, and members of the Byzantine imperial family flank the icon of the Hodegetria in Constantinople.

The feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy—that is, the orthodoxy of icons—was first celebrated on Ma Literally, iconoclasm is the destruction of religious icons and other sacred images or monuments, usually for religious or political motives.

In Christian circles, iconoclasm has generally been motivated by a literal interpretation of the second of the Ten Commandments, which forbids the making and worshipping of "graven images.".

Byzantine ‘iconoclasm' is famous and has influenced iconoclast movements from the English Reformation and French Revolution to Taliban, but it has also been woefully misunderstood: this book shows how and why the debate about images was more complicated, and more interesting, than it has been presented in the by: 9.

Iconoclasm is the social belief in the importance of the destruction of icons and other images or monuments, most frequently for religious or political reasons. People who engage in or support iconoclasm are called iconoclasts, a term that has come to be figuratively applied to any individual who challenges "cherished beliefs or venerated institutions on the grounds that they are erroneous or.

Sahas, Daniel J. Icon and Logos: Sources in Eighth-Century Iconoclasm [Nicea II]. Toronto: UofT, [Also contains an introductory essay on iconoclasm]. Theodore Abã Qurrah. A Treatise on the Veneration of the Holy Icons. Trans. & intro. Sidney H. Griffith. Louvain: Peeters, Theodore the Studite.

On the Holy Icons. Size: 52KB. Images, Iconoclasm, and the Carolingians Thomas F. Noble. | pages | Cloth $ | Paper $ History View main book page. Table of Contents. Introduction. Chapter One: Art, Icons, and Their Critics and Defenders Before the Age of Iconoclasm Chapter Two: Byzantine Iconoclasm in.

Furthermore, increased veneration of images led to worshippers offering prayers and songs directed at the icons, which in a sense mirrors idolatry act of burning incense for the images, and lighting of lamps within various statues to signify the guiding ability of the statues over the worshippers, also served to assert the iconoclasts’ belief that the images had substituted the divine.

• D. Sahas, Icon and Logos: Sources in Eighth-Century Iconoclasm (Toronto: ). • T. Anagnostopoulos, “Aristotle and Byzantine Iconoclasm,” Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 53 (), • C.

Barber, Figure and Likeness: on the Limits of Representation in Byzantine Iconoclasm (Princeton: ). More editions of Icon and Logos: Sources in Eighth-Century Iconoclasm (Toronto Medieval Texts & Translations): Icon and Logos: Sources in Eighth-Century Iconoclasm (Toronto Medieval Texts & Translations): ISBN () Hardcover, Univ of Toronto Pr, An icon (from the Greek εἰκών eikṓn "image", "resemblance") is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting, in the cultures of the Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodoxy, the Roman Catholic, and certain Eastern Catholic churches.

They are not simply artworks but "an icon is a sacred image used in religious devotion." The most common subjects include Christ, Mary, saints and.

Idolatry: Icons and Iconoclasm. The Church of England was torn asunder over disputes concerning polity, the meaning of the Eucharist, and liturgy. Another important issue of tension was the role of images in worship.

The Protestant Reformation spurred a revival of iconoclasm, or the destruction of images as idolatrous.

The Byzantine Commonwealth. Syria. Ch'ing-Tsing: Nestorian Tablet: Eulogizing the Propagation of the Illustrious Religion in China, with a Preface, composed by a priest of the Syriac Church, A.D. Bar Sauma (c.

): The Monk of Kublai Khan, Emperor of China; or The History of the Life and Travels of Rabban Sawma, Envoy and Plenipotentiary of the Mongol Khans to the Kings of Europe. Although there was intermittent opposition to the veneration of images in the first seven centuries of the church, the issue first became a major point of controversy in the eighth century.

The iconoclastic controversy began in earnest under Emperor Leo III (r. ), a strong-willed man who opposed the veneration of images and began to. Images, Iconoclasm, and the Carolingians is the first book to provide a comprehensive study of the Western response to Byzantine iconoclasm.

By comparing art-texts with laws, letters, poems, and other sources, Noble reveals the power and magnitude of the key discourses of the Carolingian world during its most dynamic and creative : The veneration of icons had been banned by Byzantine Emperor Constantine V and supported by his Council of Hieria ( AD), which had described itself as the seventh ecumenical council.

The Council of Hieria was overturned by the Second Council of Nicaea only 33 years later, and has also been rejected by Catholic and Orthodox churches, since none of the five major patriarchs were ent: Patriarch Tarasios of Constantinople.

Iconolatry is the opposite of iconoclasm, and also should not be confused with iconophilia, designating the moderate veneration of icons.

Both extreme positions, iconolatry and iconoclasm, were rejected in by the Second Council of Nicaea, being the seventh Ecumenical Council. Books Ecumenical Councils of the Church Web Resources on Church History A.D. - A.D. Toggle Dropdown.

Renaissance - - Renaissance A.D. According to the generally accepted account, the advent of iconoclasm (literally, "image breaking") during the eighth-century reign of Emperor Leo III called the use and veneration of images into question. Central to the debate was the issue of whether the devotion (proskynesis) to icons violated scriptural prohibitions against idolatry.

See the following basic studies and the bibliographies cited by each: Peter Brown, “A Dark-Age Crisis: Aspects of the Iconographic Controversy,” English Historical Review 88 (), pp. 1–34; Daniel J. Sahas, Icon and Logos: Sources in Eighth-Century Iconoclasm (Toronto: University of Toronto, ), pp.

16–18; Sidney H. Griffith. “Icon” is Greek for “image” or “painting” and during the medieval era, this meant a religious image on a wooden panel used for prayer and devotion.

More specifically, icons came to typify the art of the Orthodox Christian Church. “Iconoclasm” refers to the destruction of images or hostility toward visual representations in general.Icons created by divine agency were known as acheiropoieta (“not made by (human) hands”).

This category of miraculously created image was accorded special veneration throughout the history of Byzantium. A significant number of acheiropoieta originated in the Early Byzantine period, before the advent of Iconoclasm in the early eighth Size: KB.Eighth Century Iconoclasm Emperor Leo III the Isaurian the relics of the saints, the Cross, and the Gospel Book, from the highest degree of worship (latreia) due to God alone.

And he reminds the Iconoclasts that the same Lord Who commanded “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image” (Ex ) so that such a thing would not be.