Three Treatises on the Divine Images
  • Release Date : 20 January 2022
  • Publisher : St Vladimir's Seminary Press
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 163 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0881412457
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Download or read book entitled Three Treatises on the Divine Images by author: Saint John (of Damascus) which was release on 20 January 2022 and published by St Vladimir's Seminary Press with total page 163 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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.