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Author : Saint John (of Damascus)
St. John of Damascus
Publisher : St Vladimir's Seminary Press
Release : 2003
Page : 163
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9780881412451
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In AD 726, the Byzantine emperor ordered the destruction of all icons, or religious images, throughout the empire, and icons were subject to an imperial ban that was to last, with a brief remission, until AD 843. A defender of icons, St John of Damascus wrote three treatises against "those who attack the holy images." He differentiates between the veneration of icons, which is a matter of expressing honor, and idolatry, which is offering worship to something other than God.


Author : St. John Of Damascus
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2010-01-23
Page : 76
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781450550833
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Saint John of Damascus(c. 676 - 4 December 749) was an Arab Christian monk and priest. Born and raised in Damascus, he died at his monastery, Mar Saba, near Jerusalem. A polymath whose fields of interest and contribution included law, theology, philosophy, and music, before being ordained, he served as a Chief Administrator to the Muslim caliph of Damascus, wrote works expounding the Christian faith, and composed hymns which are still in everyday use in Eastern Christian monasteries throughout the world. In the early 8th century AD, iconoclasm, a movement seeking to prohibit the veneration of the icons, gained some acceptance in the Byzantine court. In 726, despite the protests of St. Germanus, Patriarch of Constantinople, Emperor Leo III issued his first edict against the veneration of images and their exhibition in public places. A talented writer in the secure surroundings of the caliph's court, John of Damascus initiated a defense of holy images in three separate publications. "Apologetic Treatises against those Decrying the Holy Images," the earliest of these works gained him a reputation. Not only did he attack the emperor, but the use of a simpler literary style brought the controversy to the common people, inciting revolt among those of Christian faith. His writings later played an important role during the Second Council of Nicaea which met to settle the icon dispute.


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Release : 1977
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Category : Clergy
ISBN 13 : 9780881412451
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Author : Pope Gregory I
George E. Demacopoulos
Publisher : St Vladimir's Seminary Press
Release : 2007
Page : 212
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0881413186
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"Recognized as the most thorough pastoral treatise of the patristic era, this sixth-century work by St Gregory the Great carefully details the duties and obligations of the clergy concerning the spiritual formation of their flock."--BOOK JACKET.


Author : St Theodore the Studite
Saint Theodore (Studites)
Publisher : RSM Press
Release : 1981
Page : 115
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780913836767
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To many modern Christians the question of icon veneration may seem a marginal issue in theology. To St Theodore the Studite, writing in the midst of the iconoclastic controversy of the eighth and ninth centuries, it was clear that iconoclasm is a serious error, which alienates its followers from God as much as any other heresy. That is to say, rejection of Christian veneration of images effectively denies God's incarnation, which alone makes human salvation possible. If Christ could not be portrayed, then He was not truly man, and humanity was not truly united with God in Him. In our own day, when the material world so often is regarded as mere matter, incapable of being transfigured in Christ, St Theodore's message remains remarkably pertinent.


Author : Martin Luther
Publisher : Fortress Press
Release : 1970-01-01
Page : 316
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781451414295
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Martin Luther posted his Ninety-five Theses on the church door at Wittenberg in 1517. In the three years that followed, Luther clarified and defended his position in numerous writings. Chief among these are the three treatises written in 1520. In these writings Luther tried to frame his ideas in terms that would be comprehensible not only to the clergy but to people from a wide range of backgrounds. To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation is an attack on the corruption of the church and the abuses of its authority, bringing to light many of the underlying reasons for the Reformation. The second treatise, The Babylonian Captivity of the Church, contains Luther's sharp criticism of the sacramental system of the Catholic church. The Freedom of a Christian gives a concise presentation of Luther's position on the doctrine of justification by faith. The translations of these treatises are all taken from the American edition of Luther's Works. This new edition of Three Treatises will continue to be a popular resource for individual study, church school classes, and college and seminary courses.


Author : Anna Chrysostomides
Publisher :
Release : 2009
Page : 216
Category : Iconoclasm
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Author : Saint John (of Damascus)
Publisher : St Vladimirs Seminary Press
Release : 1980
Page : 107
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780913836620
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Author : John Locke
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1967-11-02
Page : 525
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780521069038
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Originally published in 1960, this analysis of all of Locke's publications quickly became established as the standard edition of the Treatises as well as a work of political theory in its own right.


Author : Heiser, Michael S.
Publisher : Lexham Press
Release : 2015-11-10
Page : 224
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1577995597
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Dr. Michael S. Heiser presents fifteen years of research on what the Bible really says about the unseen world of the supernatural, unfiltered by tradition or by theological presuppositions. Who were the sons of God? Who were the Nephilim? Where do angels fit into the supernatural hierarchy? What relation does Jesus bear to the rest of the supernatural world? Heiser tackles these questions and many more as he shines a light on the ancient context of Scripture. After reading this book, you may never read your Bible the same way again. In Supernatural, Heiser takes the core message from his recent best-seller, The Unseen Realm, and presents it for the person in the pew. He offers the same approach to reading and understanding Scripture, but without all the extra footnotes and supporting information needed for the scholarly treatment. “We can’t believe what we don’t understand. In Supernatural, Michael Heiser helps us to do both. It may open your eyes to the scripture in a new way.” —John Ortberg, author of If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat


Author : John Locke
Publisher : Barnes & Noble Publishing
Release : 2004
Page : 154
Category : Liberty
ISBN 13 : 9780760760956
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Author : Heinrich Kramer
James Sprenger
Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
Release : 2007-04-01
Page : 292
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 13 : 1602063842
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"A handbook for hunting and punishing witches to assist the Inquisition and Church in exterminating undesirables. Mostly a compilation of superstition and folklore, the book was taken very seriously at the time it was written in the 15th century and became a kind of spiritual law book used by judges to determine the guilt of the accused"--From publisher description.


Author : David J Davis
Publisher : ISD LLC
Release : 2017-01-26
Page : 222
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0227906055
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In 1547, the young King Edward VI issued a series of religious injunctions that were intended to reform the Churches in England. Religious imagery was a tangible and permanent aspect of the landscape, both inside and outside churches. For many people, it was one of the first aspects of the Church to be reformed, and the degree to which it was reformed often was indicative of an individual's or community's theological leanings. Behind this destruction lay a longstanding debate over the nature, purpose, and appropriate uses of images, particularly in relation to worship and devotion. The Reformation lines between icon and idol, however, are much more difficult to identify than any single debate, event, or royal injunction would suggest. FromIcons to Idols tracks the image debate from the perspectives of both Protestants and Catholics across the period of religious change in England from 1525 to 1625. For scholars of the English Reformation, iconoclasm has played a major role in the historiographical disputes over the nature, length, and efficacy of Protestant reform. The fresh perspective of David J. Davis incorporates geography historical use and abuse, popular appeal, size, dimensions and what was represented.


Author : David Hume
Publisher :
Release : 1888
Page : 709
Category :
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Author : Daniel Janosik
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2016
Page : 297
Category : Christianity and other religions
ISBN 13 : 1498289835
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Much of the world today is convulsed in an epic struggle between the Christian West and Islam. Scholars seeking to understand the issues look back in history to unearth the roots of this conflict. Of great value in this effort are the writings of an eyewitness, a devoted Christian who served as chief financial officer of the Umayyad Empire and wrote at the time Islam was developing. John of Damascus (675-750) authored two major works, the Heresy of the Ishmaelites and the Disputation between a Christian and a Saracen, to provide an apologetic response to Islam from a Christian perspective. His writings shed light on many questions that are pertinent today: When was the Qur'an actually written? What was the role of the powerful caliph Abd al-Malik in the making of Muhammad? How did the theological issues related to the deity of Christ and the Trinity develop in the early days of Islam? This book delves into the life of John and studies his apologetic writings in detail, utilizing the first English translation from the critical text. It seeks to address these questions thoughtfully, provide valuable insights from the past, and then equip today's church as it engages with Islam.


Author : Ahmad Khalaf-Allah
Muhammad Zaghlssl Sallam
Publisher : Garnet Pub Limited
Release : 2015-08-18
Page : 174
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781859643891
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Now available in paperback, this book contains three important Arabic treatises from the 4th and 5th centuries of Islamic history, published here in English translation. These treatises deal with the Islamic concept of i'jaz, that is, the inimitability of the Qur'an because of its sublime style and divine content. While analyzing i'jaz, the treatises also partake in the development of the science of rhetoric in Arabic and the evolution Arabic literary criticism. The inimitability of the Qur'an is considered a miracle authenticating the holy scripture of Islam and proving the veracity of Muhammad's prophethood. Yet, despite its importance in Islamic thought and Qur'anic studies, few of the Arabic works on i'jaz have been translated into Western languages. The three Arabic treatises in the book are relatively short ones: they afford different points of view and offer a variety of literary and theological approaches that give the reader a virtually comprehensive understanding of i'jaz and the issues related to it, meanwhile contributing to the knowledge of Arabic rhetoric and literary criticism. (Series: The Great Books of Islamic Civilization) [Subject: Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Literary Criticism, History]


Author : Edward Bleiberg
Lisa R. Brody
Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release : 2015
Page : 159
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 0300211112
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Building on the groundbreaking 2012 exhibition “Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition,” which explored the transformations and continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the seventh to the ninth century, the present volume extends the exhibition catalogue’s innovative investigation of cultural interaction between Christian and Jewish communities and the world of Islam. Eleven essays by internationally distinguished scholars address such topics as the transmission of Christian imagery to the Mediterranean, icons preserved in The Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine at Sinai, interaction between Jewish communities and the Muslim world, the purposeful mutilation of figurative floor mosaics in places of worship, the evolution of classical and Byzantine motifs in a new cosmology for Muslim rulers, and interconnections in the realm of music. Each essay provides compelling evidence that the era of transition from Byzantine to Islamic rule in the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa resulted in unprecedented cultural cross-fertilization and significantly affected the development of the Mediterranean world for centuries to come.


Author : Brian Daley
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-10-12
Page : 288
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1134807287
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This book brings together a new, original survey of the significance of Gregory's life and work with translations of eight beautiful and profound orations. Gregory of Nazianzus portrays a vivid picture of a fascinating character of vital importance who deserves to be regarded as the first true Christian humanist. The eight orations, each representing a different aspect of his writing, are examined alongside a selection of his shorter poems in verse translation, letters, and a translation of Gregory's own will. Author Brian Daley offers extensive commentary on the works translated and an ample bibliography. With an extensive introduction to Gregory's life, thought and writings, and including detailed notes, this study places Gregory in his correct historical context, and gives students access to a deeper understanding of this fascinating figure from the past.


Author : Saint John Chrysostom
Publisher : St. Vladimir's Seminary Press
Release : 2017
Page :
Category : Christian women
ISBN 13 : 9780881415582
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Author : Jessica M. Parr
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2015-03-18
Page : 192
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1626744955
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Evangelicals and scholars of religious history have long recognized George Whitefield (1714-1770) as a founding father of American evangelicalism. But Jessica M. Parr argues he was much more than that. He was an enormously influential figure in Anglo-American religious culture, and his expansive missionary career can be understood in multiple ways. Whitefield began as an Anglican clergyman. Many in the Church of England perceived him as a radical. In the American South, Whitefield struggled to reconcile his disdain for the planter class with his belief that slavery was an economic necessity. Whitefield was drawn to an idealized Puritan past that was all but gone by the time of his first visit to New England in 1740. Parr draws from Whitefield's writing and sermons and from newspapers, pamphlets, and other sources to understand Whitefield's career and times. She offers new insights into revivalism, print culture, transatlantic cultural influences, and the relationship between religious thought and slavery. Whitefield became a religious icon shaped in the complexities of revivalism, the contest over religious toleration, and the conflicting role of Christianity for enslaved people. Proslavery Christians used Christianity as a form of social control for slaves, whereas evangelical Christianity's emphasis on "freedom in the eyes of God" suggested a path to political freedom. Parr reveals how Whitefield's death marked the start of a complex legacy that in many ways rendered him more powerful and influential after his death than during his long career.