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Three Treatises on the Divine Images

  • By St John of Damascus
  • Translated with commentary by Gilbert W. Cole
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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.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780881412451
    • Manufacturer: St Vladimirs Seminary Pr
    • ISBN 13: 9780881412451
    • ISBN 10: 0881412457
    • Publication Date: 09/01/2003
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: St John of Damascus
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