Three Treatises on the Divine Images
  • Release Date : 25 January 2021
  • Publisher : St Vladimir's Seminary Press
  • Categories : Art
  • Pages : 163 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0881412457
  • ISBN 10 : 9780881412451
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Synopsis : Three Treatises on the Divine Images written by Saint John (of Damascus), published by St Vladimir's Seminary Press which was released on 25 January 2021. Download Three Treatises on the Divine Images Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. In AD 726, the Byzantine emperor ordered the destruction of all icons, or religious images, throughout the empire, and icons were subject to an imperial ban that was to last, with a brief remission, until AD 843. A defender of icons, St John of Damascus wrote three treatises against "those who attack the holy images." He differentiates between the veneration of icons, which is a matter of expressing honor, and idolatry, which is offering worship to something other than God.

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