Three Treatises on the Divine Images

Three Treatises on the Divine Images
Author: Saint John (of Damascus),St. John of Damascus
Publsiher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780881412451
ISBN 13: 0881412457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Treatises on the Divine Images Book Review:

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.

Three Treatises on the Divine Images

Three Treatises on the Divine Images
Author: St. John Of Damascus
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2010-01-23
ISBN 10: 9781450550833
ISBN 13: 1450550835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Treatises on the Divine Images Book Review:

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.

The Book of Pastoral Rule

The Book of Pastoral Rule
Author: Pope Gregory I,George E. Demacopoulos
Publsiher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0881413186
ISBN 13: 9780881413182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Pastoral Rule Book Review:

"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.

Three Treatises

Three Treatises
Author: Martin Luther
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 1970-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781451414295
ISBN 13: 1451414293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Treatises Book Review:

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.

Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement

Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement
Author: Assistant Professor of Patristics John Behr,John Behr
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780198270003
ISBN 13: 0198270003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement Book Review:

This book examines the late second century writings of Irenaeus and Clement. Writing before monasticism became the dominant paradigm of Christian asceticism, Irenaeus and Clement afford fascinating glimpses of alternative approaches to asceticism in late antiquity.

On the Divine Images

On the Divine Images
Author: Saint John (of Damascus)
Publsiher: St Vladimirs Seminary Press
Total Pages: 107
Release: 1980
ISBN 10: 9780913836620
ISBN 13: 0913836621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Performing the Gospels in Byzantium

Performing the Gospels in Byzantium
Author: Roland Betancourt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-05-13
ISBN 10: 1108491391
ISBN 13: 9781108491396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performing the Gospels in Byzantium Book Review:

Tracing the Gospel text from script to illustration to recitation, explores the ritual and architectural context of illuminated manuscripts.

Readings in Western Religious Thought The Middle Ages through the Reformation

Readings in Western Religious Thought  The Middle Ages through the Reformation
Author: Patrick V. Reid
Publsiher: Paulist Press
Total Pages: 395
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780809135332
ISBN 13: 0809135337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Almagest

The Almagest
Author: Claudius Ptolemy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-12-01
ISBN 10: 9781888009439
ISBN 13: 1888009438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Almagest Book Review:

The Almagest is by far the greatest work in astronomy in ancient times. In a massive series of thirteen books, Ptolemy shows how every detail of the motions of the sun, moon, planets, and stars can be expressed using geometrical models that can be used to compute celestial positions with remarkable accuracy The present selection covers all the essential features of Ptolemy s treatment of the heavens, omitting only more difficult and abstruse matters such as the moon s motion and the calculation of eclipses. In the interest of conciseness, development of planetary theories is restricted to two planets, one inferior (Venus) and one superior (Mars). Ptolemy s text is accompanied by extensive notes and introductions that are aimed at making the book accessible to students encountering Ptolemy for the first time. This edition is designed to provide everything needed for a one-semester course, or it can be a component of a more general course on planetary theory or history of astronomy."

Byzantium and Islam

Byzantium and Islam
Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1588394573
ISBN 13: 9781588394576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Byzantium and Islam Book Review:

This magnificent volume explores the epochal transformations and unexpected continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the 7th to the 9th century. At the beginning of the 7th century, the Empire's southern provinces, the vibrant, diverse areas of North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, were at the crossroads of exchanges reaching from Spain to China. These regions experienced historic upheavals when their Christian and Jewish communities encountered the emerging Islamic world, and by the 9th century, an unprecedented cross- fertilization of cultures had taken place. This extraordinary age is brought vividly to life in insightful contributions by leading international scholars, accompanied by sumptuous illustrations of the period's most notable arts and artifacts. Resplendent images of authority, religion, and trade—embodied in precious metals, brilliant textiles, fine ivories, elaborate mosaics, manuscripts, and icons, many of them never before published— highlight the dynamic dialogue between the rich array of Byzantine styles and the newly forming Islamic aesthetic. With its masterful exploration of two centuries that would shape the emerging medieval world, this illuminating publication provides a unique interpretation of a period that still resonates today.

Wider Than Heaven

Wider Than Heaven
Author: Mary B. Cunningham
Publsiher: St Vladimirs Seminary Press
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105131631009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wider Than Heaven Book Review:

"Mary, the Virgin of Nazareth, was chosen by God to conceive and give birth to his only Son, Jesus Christ, as foretold by the Old Testament prophets. At the Third Ecumenical Council (Ephesus A.D. 431) Orthodox bishops proclaimed that the Virgin Mary had contained God himself in her womb and, therefore, should be praised as "Birth-giver of God" for her essential role in the mystery of the Incarnation." "At the Church's recognition of her place in christological doctrine, popular veneration of the Virgin grew and feastdays commemorating her began to be added to the Constantinopolitan Church calendar. The twelve sermons translated in this volume are the work of eighth-century preachers John of Damascus, Germanos of Constantinople, Andrew of Crete, John of Euboea, and Kosmas Vestitor and were likely preached in the course of all-night vigils for the feasts in honor of the Virgin."--BOOK JACKET.

St Augustine and Plotinus the human mind as image of the divine

St  Augustine and Plotinus  the human mind as image of the divine
Author: Laela Zwollo
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2018-11-29
ISBN 10: 9004387803
ISBN 13: 9789004387805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

St Augustine and Plotinus the human mind as image of the divine Book Review:

In Augustine and Plotinus: the Human Mind as Image of the Divine Laela Zwollo explores the doctrines of the image of God (the human soul or intellect) of two of the most influential thinkers of late antiquity: the Christian Augustine of Hippo and the Neo-Platonist Plotinus.

On the Soul and the Resurrection

On the Soul and the Resurrection
Author: St. Gregory of Nyssa,Wyatt North
Publsiher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 67
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1622780299
ISBN 13: 9781622780297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Soul and the Resurrection Book Review:

St. Gregory of Nyssa (c 335 – after 394) was a Christian bishop and saint. He was a younger brother of Basil the Great and a good friend of Gregory of Nazianzus. His significance has long been recognized in the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Catholic and Roman Catholic branches of Christianity. Some historians identify Theosebia the deaconess as his wife, others hold that she, like Macrina the Younger, was actually a sister of Gregory and Basil. Gregory along with his brother Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nazianzus are known as the Cappadocian Fathers. They attempted to establish Christian philosophy as superior to Greek philosophy. You can purchase other religious works directly from Wyatt North Publishing.

Broken Idols of the English Reformation

Broken Idols of the English Reformation
Author: Margaret Aston
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 1109
Release: 2020-06-11
ISBN 10: 9781108744201
ISBN 13: 1108744206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Broken Idols of the English Reformation Book Review:

Why were so many religious images and objects broken and damaged in the course of the Reformation? Margaret Aston's magisterial new book charts the conflicting imperatives of destruction and rebuilding throughout the English Reformation from the desecration of images, rails and screens to bells, organs and stained glass windows. She explores the motivations of those who smashed images of the crucifixion in stained glass windows and who pulled down crosses and defaced symbols of the Trinity. She shows that destruction was part of a methodology of religious revolution designed to change people as well as places and to forge in the long term new generations of new believers. Beyond blanked walls and whited windows were beliefs and minds impregnated by new modes of religious learning. Idol-breaking with its emphasis on the treacheries of images fundamentally transformed not only Anglican ways of worship but also of seeing, hearing and remembering.

Locke Two Treatises of Government

Locke  Two Treatises of Government
Author: John Locke
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 525
Release: 1967-11-02
ISBN 10: 9780521069038
ISBN 13: 0521069033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Locke Two Treatises of Government Book Review:

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.

Creeds of the Churches

Creeds of the Churches
Author: John H. Leith
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 736
Release: 1982-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780804205269
ISBN 13: 0804205264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creeds of the Churches Book Review:

"An excellent compendium of Christian creeds. Especially valuable are the informative notes and comments by the editor which introduce both creedal sections and individual creeds".----Presbyterian Journal

On the Dormition of Mary

On the Dormition of Mary
Author: Brian Daley,Brian J. Daley
Publsiher: RSM Press
Total Pages: 269
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780881411775
ISBN 13: 0881411779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Dormition of Mary Book Review:

"Since the time of the early Church, Orthodox Christians have honored Mary, the Mother of God, with special solemnity on August 15. From the sixth century on, that celebration has been explicitly associated with her death, as the culmination of a human life uniquely "full of grace," uniquely involved in the Mystery of our salvation and transformation in Christ. ...." [from back cover]

Three Sermons on the Assumption

Three Sermons on the Assumption
Author: St. John Of Damascus
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2010-01-23
ISBN 10: 9781450550895
ISBN 13: 1450550894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Sermons on the Assumption Book Review:

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.

The Malleus Maleficarum

The Malleus Maleficarum
Author: Heinrich Kramer,James Sprenger
Publsiher: Cosimo, Inc.
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN 10: 1602063842
ISBN 13: 9781602063846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Malleus Maleficarum Book Review:

"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.

The Portable Dante

The Portable Dante
Author: Dante Alighieri
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 662
Release: 1947
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1176442238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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