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Nature and Idolatry

Henry Maguire

in Nectar and Illusion: Nature in Byzantine Art and Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199766604
eISBN:
9780199950386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766604.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

In this chapter the role of the iconoclastic controversy as a watershed between the early Byzantine and the medieval Byzantine period is explored. During the iconoclastic crisis, both the supporters ... More


Art as Revelation

David Brown

in Tradition and Imagination: Revelation and Change

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269915
eISBN:
9780191600432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269919.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Explains how art can sometimes function as a stimulus towards changes in understanding of the nature of revelation. In the iconoclastic controversy, the incarnation was used to give a legitimacy to ... More


Received Wisdom

J. M. Wallace‐Hadrill

in The Frankish Church

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269069
eISBN:
9780191600777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269064.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Gives an account of two scholars who attended Charlemagne's court. The first is Alcuin, who was English (Northumbrian) and born between 735 and 745; he was primarily a York scholar, although he ... More


Fashioning Holy Figures

Lynn S. Neal

in Religion in Vogue: Christianity and Fashion in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479892709
eISBN:
9781479810918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892709.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter chronicles how the fashion industry again expanded its use of Christian elements by placing Christian holy figures onto designer garments in the 1990s. Prior to this decade, designers ... More


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