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.

Popular Patristics Series Three treatises on the divine images

Popular Patristics Series  Three treatises on the divine images
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1977
ISBN 10: 9780881412451
ISBN 13: 0881412457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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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Studia Patristica Volume XLIV

Studia Patristica  Volume XLIV
Author: Jane Baun,A. Cameron,M. Edwards,M. Vinzent
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 553
Release: 2010-05-05
ISBN 10: 9789042923706
ISBN 13: 9042923709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studia Patristica Volume XLIV Book Review:

Papers presented at the Fifteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2007 (see also Studia Patristica 45, 46, 47, 48 and 49). The successive sets of Studia Patristica contain papers delivered at the International Conferences on Patristic Studies, which meet for a week once every four years in Oxford; they are held under the aegis of the Theology Faculty of the University. Members of these conferences come from all over the world and most offer papers. These range over the whole field, both East and West, from the second century to a section on the Nachleben of the Fathers. The majority are short papers dealing with some small and manageable point; they raise and sometimes resolve questions about the authenticity of documents, dates of events, and such like, and some unveil new texts. The smaller number of longer papers put such matters into context and indicate wider trends. The whole reflects the state of Patristic scholarship and demonstrates the vigour and popularity of the subject.

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.

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.

The Cult of the Saints

The Cult of the Saints
Author: Saint John Chrysostom,St. John Chrysostom,Wendy Mayer
Publsiher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780881413021
ISBN 13: 088141302X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cult of the Saints Book Review:

"The cult of the saints is a phenomenon that expanded rapidly in the fourth century, and John Chrysostom's homilies are important witnesses to its growth. In this volume, Wendy Mayer investigates the liturgical, topographical, and pastoral aspects that marked the martyr cult at Antioch and Constantinople in John's time."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Age of Transition

Age of Transition
Author: Edward Bleiberg,Lisa R. Brody,Steven Fine,Arnold E. Franklin,Alan Gampel,Claus-Peter Haase,Lyle Humphrey,Hieromonk Justin of Sinai,Annie Montgomery Labatt,Lawrence Nees,Robert Schick,Carol Snow
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0300211112
ISBN 13: 9780300211115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Age of Transition Book Review:

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.

Inventing George Whitefield

Inventing George Whitefield
Author: Jessica M. Parr
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-03-18
ISBN 10: 162674498X
ISBN 13: 9781626744981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inventing George Whitefield Book Review:

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.

Divinity and Humanity

Divinity and Humanity
Author: Oliver D. Crisp
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007-02-15
ISBN 10: 1139464884
ISBN 13: 9781139464888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divinity and Humanity Book Review:

The doctrine of the Incarnation lies at the heart of Christianity. But the idea that 'God was in Christ' has become a much-debated topic in modern theology. Oliver Crisp addresses six key issues in the Incarnation defending a robust version of the doctrine, in keeping with classical Christology. He explores perichoresis, or interpenetration, with reference to both the Incarnation and Trinity. Over two chapters Crisp deals with the human nature of Christ and then provides an argument against the view, common amongst some contemporary theologians, that Christ had a fallen human nature. He considers the notion of divine kenosis or self-emptying, and discusses non-Incarnational Christology, focusing on the work of John Hick. This view denies Christ is God Incarnate, regarding him as primarily a moral exemplar to be imitated. Crisp rejects this alternative account of the nature of Christology.

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.

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.

Icons in the Western Church

Icons in the Western Church
Author: Jeana Visel
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 0814646840
ISBN 13: 9780814646847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons in the Western Church Book Review:

Within the Eastern tradition of Christianity, the eikon, or religious image, has long held a place of honor. In the greater part of Western Christianity, however, discomfort with images in worship, both statues and panel icons, has been a relatively common current, particularly since the Reformation. In the Roman Catholic Church, after years of using religious statues, the Second Vatican Council’s call for “noble simplicity” in many cases led to a stripping of images that in some ways helped refocus attention on the eucharistic celebration itself but also led to a starkness that has left many Roman Catholics unsure of how to interact with the saints or with religious images at all. Today, Western interest in panel icons has been rising, yet we lack standards of quality or catechesis on what to do with them. This book makes the case that icons should have a role to play in the Western Church that goes beyond mere decoration. Citing theological and ecumenical reasons, Visel argues that, with regard to use of icons, the post–Vatican II Roman Catholic Church needs to give greater respect to the Eastern tradition. While Roman Catholics may never interact with icons in quite the same way that Eastern Christians do, we do need to come to terms with what icons are and how we should encounter them.

On the Holy Icons

On the Holy Icons
Author: St Theodore the Studite,Saint Theodore (Studites),Saint Theodore the Studite
Publsiher: RSM Press
Total Pages: 115
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 9780913836767
ISBN 13: 0913836761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Holy Icons Book Review:

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.

The Writings of Saint John of Damascus

The Writings of Saint John of Damascus
Author: John Damascene
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-07-22
ISBN 10: 1329406028
ISBN 13: 9781329406025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Writings of Saint John of Damascus Book Review:

Saint John of Damascus was a Syrian monk and priest. Born and raised in Damascus, he died at his monastery, Mar Saba, near Jerusalem.He wrote works expounding the Christian faith, and composed hymns which are still used both liturgically in Eastern Christian practice throughout the world

A Treatise of Human Nature

A Treatise of Human Nature
Author: David Hume
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 709
Release: 1888
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015046799212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Incarnate God

The Incarnate God
Author: Catherine Aslanoff,Paul Meyendorff,Andrew Tregubov
Publsiher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
Total Pages: 475
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780881411300
ISBN 13: 0881411302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Incarnate God Book Review:

A multilevel catechism intended for use in classrooms and study groups, or individual edification and growth. Two volume set with over 110 iconographic illustrations

Second Treatise of Government

Second Treatise of Government
Author: John Locke
Publsiher: Barnes & Noble Publishing
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780760760956
ISBN 13: 0760760950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Forbidden Image

The Forbidden Image
Author: Alain Besan?on
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 423
Release: 2000-01
ISBN 10: 0226044130
ISBN 13: 9780226044132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forbidden Image Book Review:

This book discusses the privileging and prohibition of religious images over two and a half millennia in the West.