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The Role of Images and the Veneration of Icons in the Oriental Orthodox Churches - Syrian Orthodox, Armenian, Coptic and Ethiopian Traditions. Forewords by Dr Sebastian Brock and Metropolitan Damaskinos of Switzerland

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The aim of this book is to demonstrate the presence in these very ancient Eastern Churches of religious images of all kinds (icons, paintings, illuminations), including the representation of Christ, together with the veneration (not the adoration) of icons/images. Presented here are not only the iconographic but also the liturgical and especially the Christological dimensions of the icon on the basis of texts used by these four traditions down the centuries. In contrast to the Byzantine Orthodox world, which after a controversy on this subject officially established the veneration of icons from the time of the Second Council of Nicaea (787) and in 843, these Churches did not experience Iconoclasm.

About the author

Christine Chaillot is Swiss and Orthodox (Patriarchate of Constantinople). She has published several books on the Orthodox Churches and the Oriental Orthodox Churches

Product details

Authors Christine Chaillot
Publisher Lit Verlag
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 01.01.2018
EAN 9783643909855
ISBN 978-3-643-90985-5
No. of pages 144
Dimensions 146 mm x 210 mm x 8 mm
Weight 211 g
Series Studien zur Orientalischen Kirchengeschichte
Studien zur Orientalischen Kirchengeschichte
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Religion/theology > Christianity

Ostkirche, RELIGION / General, Ikone - Ikonostase, Orthodoxie / Ostkirche, Kirche (Institution) / Ostkirche

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