Three Treatises on the Divine Images

Three Treatises on the Divine Images

by Andrew Louth

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Overview

Popular Patristics Series Volume 24

Is all Christian art fundamentally blasphemous? That was the question posed aggressively by the Christian iconoclasts of the eighth century in a bitter controversy. The resounding answer 'No' from John of Damascus helped to secure the future of art in the service of Christ. Without his brilliant defense, both profound and at times earthy, we might well have had no icons, murals, and mosaics in churches to elevate and enrich our spirits. This fresh and complete translation, by a distinguished patristic scholar, of John's three treatises on the divine images shows us the issue at stake both then and now. Professor Louth places all of us who care about them in his debt.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162714217
Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
Publication date: 02/26/2020
Series: Popular Patristics Series , #24
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Andrew Louth is Professor of Patristics and Byzantine Studies at the University of Durham and the preeminent scholar on St. John of Damascus

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