The Icon: Holy Images--sixth to Fourteenth Century
Examines icons of Christ, the Blessed Virgin, the great Church feasts, and the Saints and their lives, noting the ideological and theological changes that led to the acceptability of icon worship, especially in the Orthodox Church
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