Printer Friendly

On the Holy Icons.

On The Holy Icons

St. Theodore the Studite; Catharine P. Roth, translator

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press

575 Scarsdale, Road, Crestwood, NY 10707-1699

0913836761 $10.95 1-800-204-2665 www.svspress.com

Written by St. Theodore the Studite during the iconoclastic controversy of the eighth-ninth century, On The Holy Icons is a powerful rebuttal of iconoclasm with profound repercussions to the present day. St. Theodore argued passionately that to reject the Christian veneration of images is to deny God's incarnation, which is what makes human salvation possible; to say the Christ cannot be portrayed is to say that He was not truly man, and humanity was not truly united with God in Him. An introduction and a select bibliography round out this enduring text, which is divided into three intense refutation of iconoclasts. A serious-minded and faithful work of theology that grappled with a pressing spiritual issue of its era and truly survives the test of time; very highly recommended for church libraries and theology reference shelves.
COPYRIGHT 2005 Midwest Book Review
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2005, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Author:Taylor, John
Publication:Reviewer's Bookwatch
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Aug 1, 2005
Words:164
Previous Article:Spiritual But Not Religious?
Next Article:Spirituality of the Beatitudes.
Topics:


Related Articles
Book Review With respect to women.
Icon and Devotion: Sacred Spaces in Imperial Russia.
Climbing Brandon: Science and Faith on Ireland's Holy Mountain.
Bordowitz, Hank, ed. Every Little Thing Gonna Be Alright: The Bob Marley Reader.
Holy Blood, Holy Grail.
A 'holy alliance'.
Sacred games.
Rethinking Holy Land.
Holy Silence.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters