Iconoclasm and Iconoclash: Struggle for Religious Identity
Willem J. van Asselt, Paul Van Geest, Daniela Muller
BRILL, 2007 - Religion - 506 pages
This book focuses on iconoclastic controversies and, in particular, their impact on the creation of religious identities. In the history of Jewish, Christian and Muslim culture, religious identity was not only formed through historical claims, but also through the use of certain images: 'images of God', 'images of the others', and 'images of the self.' Moreover, in the struggle for religious identity these 'images' were time and again employed for the purpose of establishing distinct groups, both ortho- dox and deviant. At the same time, they supplied weapons in the theological debate and found explicit expression in certain rituals or liturgical traditions. These conference proceedings include a discussion of the role of images in society, politics, theology and liturgy, in particular addressing the 'iconoclash' of physical, mental and verbal images on the construction of religious identity.
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The Tension Between Word and Image in Christianity
The Dialectics of the Icon A Reference to God?
Word and Image in Christian Rituals
Seeing the Divine a Holy Controversy
Our Image of Others and Our Own Identity
Idolatry and the Mirror Iconoclasm as a Prerequisite for Interhuman Relations
Biblical Controversy A Clash Between Two Divinely Inspired Messages?
Anthropomorphism and its Eradication
Poor Building The Case of the Friars Minor
The Prohibition of Images and Protestant Identity
Aspects of Iconoclasm in Utrecht Today and in the Past
The Alphen Pig War
Papal Prohibitions Midway Between Rigor and Laxity On the Issue of Depicting the Holy Trinity
The Politics of Representation Prussian Monarchy and Roman Catholic Church in the Making of Saints During the 19th Century
Christ Art and the Nation The Berlin Christ Exhibition of 1896 and the Search for a Protestant Identity in Wilhelminian Germany
The Written Icon Images of God in Modern Dutch Literature
Augustines Thoughts on How God May Be Represented
The Saint as Icon Transformation of Biblical Imagery in Early Medieval Hagiography
Erant enim sine deo vero Iconoclash in Apocryphal and Liturgical Apostle Traditions of the Medieval West
Tangible Words Some Reflections on the Notion of Presence in Gothic Art
Cathars and the Representation of the Divine Christians of the Invisible
The Clash Between Catholics and Cathars over Veneration of the Cross
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