Church History Series 1, Post 20: Some Specific Iconodule Arguments

I noticed that in that last post on the iconodules, I failed to provide much by way of any quotations that might prove helpful.  So, I offer a couple more citations in this post. Here are the three anathemas attached to the horos (definition of faith) proclaimed by the Seventh Ecumenical Council, which I’ve translated…
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Church History Series, Post 19: The Iconodule Arguments

I have recently outlined the iconoclastic controversies.  Obviously, there is more that can be said and perhaps I shall return to this topic.  Ok, I’ll almost certainly post on icons and iconography again later. What I want to do here is explore the iconodule arguments.  Why do Orthodox have icons?  Why not accept the position…
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Church History Series 1, Post 18: The Second Iconoclastic Period

Leo V became emperor in June of 813 after Michael abdicated and became a monk.  Michael’s reign had been short, following the death of Emperor Nikephoros, whose skull was inlaid with silver and used as a drinking chalice for the Bulgarian Khan Krum.  Leo V ordered Patriarch Nikephoros (obviously a different Nikephoros than the emperor…
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