Religious Art: A Judeo-Christian Tradition

A lot of contemporary Christians tend to believe that Jews and Christians of late antiquity were strictly iconoclastic.  This is not at all true, though it would take Christianity until the ninth century to solidify the allowance of such art.  Prior to that, many Jews and Christians utilized art and others debated whether such was…
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Upcoming Iconography Retreat

In February (afternoon of the 17th and all day on the 18th), we will be hosting Deb Korluka, an Orthodox iconographer.  Ss. Anne and Joachim Roman Catholic Church will be co-hosting the event with us by providing the classroom space.  Those interested in this should check out the brochure, provided here: Icon wkshp flyer 2012…
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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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