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Imago Dei: The Byzantine Apologia for Icons

Imago Dei: The Byzantine Apologia for Icons

by Jaroslav Pelikan, Judith Herrin


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ISBN-13: 9780691141251
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 09/26/2011
Series: The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts , #55
Edition description: With a New foreword by Judith Herrin
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jaroslav Pelikan (1923-2006) was the author of more than thirty books, including the five-volume Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine. In 2004, he received the John W. Kluge Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Human Sciences.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Preface xix

Illustrations xxi

Abbreviations xxiii

Introduction: The Idea in the Image

Chapter 1: The Context

Religion and "Realpolitik" Byzantine Style 7

Chapter 2: Graven Images

The Ambiguity of the Iconographic Tradition 41

Chapter 3: Divinity Made Human

Aesthetic Implications of the Incarnation 67

Chapter 4: The Senses Sanctified

The Rehabilitation of the Visual 99

Chapter 5: Humanity Made Divine

Mary the Mother of God 121

Chapter 6: The Great Chain of Images

A Cosmology of Icons 153

Bibliography 183

Index 194

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