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Iconostasis is Fr. Pavel's final theological work. Composed in 1922, it explores in highly original terms the significance of the icon: its philosophic depth, its spiritual history, its empirical technique. In doing so, Fr. Pavel also sketches a new history of both Western religious art and the Orthodox icon: a history under the direct operation of the Holy Spirit. The work is original, challenging and profoundly articulate. This translation is the first complete English ...
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Overview

Iconostasis is Fr. Pavel's final theological work. Composed in 1922, it explores in highly original terms the significance of the icon: its philosophic depth, its spiritual history, its empirical technique. In doing so, Fr. Pavel also sketches a new history of both Western religious art and the Orthodox icon: a history under the direct operation of the Holy Spirit. The work is original, challenging and profoundly articulate. This translation is the first complete English version.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881411171
  • Publisher: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 166

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Introduction 5
Introduction: The Spiritual Structure of Dreams 33
Spiritual Sobriety and the Iconic Face 44
Orthodox Services and the Icon 59
The Councils on the Icon and the Iconpainter's Canonic Life 70
A Dialogue with Sophia Ivanova 98
The History of Artistic Technique, Western and Iconic 98
Iconic Clothes and the Meaning of Gold 115
The Ontology of Making the Icon 131
The Metaphysics of Light and St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians 154
Conclusion: The Egyptian Death-Mask and the Life of the Saint 160
Index 167
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2002

    Fabulous Translation

    I found this translation of Iconostatis to be extremely clear, and thoughtfully done. It is important to have such a great work in english, and Donald Sheehan Olga Andrejev do a fantastic job. Everyone should read this book.

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