From Icons to Idols Paperback

Documents on the Image Debate in Reformation England

by David J. Davis;

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From Icons to Idols

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The debate over religious images was fundamental to the development of the Reformation. Even before the Reformation, iconoclasm and the critique of image devotion were marks of religious radicalism. Protestant reformers embraced iconoclasm as a means of condemning Catholic corruption and illustrating their war against idolatry. From Icons to Idols provides an accessible, important edition of primary sources on this critical aspect of the Reformation in England. The documents in this collection track the image debate across the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, highlighting the complexities and diversity of arguments and positions held by both Protestants and Catholics. The documents also demonstrate the variety of individuals who engaged in the debate over images. Included here are bishops and theologians, printers and inquisitors, cardinals and artists, suggesting that the question of idolatry was no mere academic exercise.

From Icons to Idols by David J. Davis was published by James Clarke & Co Ltd in February 2017. The ISBN for From Icons to Idols is 9780227176290.

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Details for From Icons to Idols

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherJames Clarke & Co Ltd (February 2017)
Number of Pages224
Thickness12 mm
Height229 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code4450111
Page last updated 14th February 2018
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