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Epiphanius of Salamis, Doctor of Iconoclasm? Deconstruction of a Myth

Translated by: Dragoș Dâscă
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Fr. Steven Bigham does an excellent job of finally putting to rest the slanderous notion that this great saint and father of the Orthodox Church was an iconoclast heretic, affirming, as he says in the closing, that "from the time of the apostles, the Christian tradition has been and remains fundamentally and essentially iconodule." Many of the side notes throughout the book, especially as the author explores the writings of St. Nicephorus of Constantinople, are also very enlightening, such as the Christological implications of iconoclasm. Fr. Bigham has convincingly argued that Epiphanius's so-called iconophobia, a notion that is present in the popular imagination and in scholarly works for nearly a century, is only a myth ... and, therefore, "the Christian tradition has been and remains fundamentally and essentially iconophile." This reexamination and reevaluation of the critical studies of...

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Fr. Steven Bigham does an excellent job of finally putting to rest the slanderous notion that this great saint and father of the Orthodox Church was an iconoclast heretic, affirming, as he says in the closing, that "from the time of the apostles, the Christian tradition has been and remains fundamentally and essentially iconodule." Many of the side notes throughout the book, especially as the author explores the writings of St. Nicephorus of Constantinople, are also very enlightening, such as the Christological implications of iconoclasm. Fr. Bigham has convincingly argued that Epiphanius's so-called iconophobia, a notion that is present in the popular imagination and in scholarly works for nearly a century, is only a myth ... and, therefore, "the Christian tradition has been and remains fundamentally and essentially iconophile." This reexamination and reevaluation of the critical studies of the recent past is an excellent example of a post-modern criticism of criticism.

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Publishing date: 
2013
Pages: 
274
ISBN: 
978-606-666-111-9
Cover type: 
cartonată
Format: 
14,5 x 23 cm
Color: 
monocrom

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