Born into an extreme Protestant family, but outraged by the wanton iconoclasm
of the triumphant Puritans, and deprived by them of his fellowship, at Cambridge, he became a Catholic and died a canon in the church of the miracle-working Lady (Virgin Mary) of Loretto in Italy.
The Bluffer's Guide style is tailor-made for Ashforth's mischievous sense of humour, and what emerges is a characteristic mix of iconoclasm
and enthusiasm that will be instantly recognisable to fans of the writer's distinctive style.
In a recent study, iconoclasm
was more broadly defined as "a motivated phenomenon of annihilation of any presence or power realized by an icon through the annihilation of that icon.
from Antiquity to Modernity eds Kristine Kolrud and Marina Prusac
Volume 1, on architecture and religion, is divided into five chapters: an introduction to the site and its discovery as well as an outline of the authors' agenda; the architecture and its phases; the iconographic programme; religious practice; and, finally, a chapter on iconoclasm
at Khirbet et-Tannur and Petra.
Judith S. McKenzie, Joseph A. Greene, Andres T. Reyes, Catherine S. Alexander, Deirdre G. Barrett, Brian Gilmore, John F. Healey, Margaret O'Hea, Nadine Schibille, Stephan G. Schmid, Wilma Wetterstrom & Sara Whitcher Kansa. The Nabataean temple at Khirbet et-Tannur, Jordan, volume 1. Architecture and religion. Final report on Nelson Glueck's 1937 excavation (Annuals of the ASOR 67)
Yet a century later these temples lay derelict, the god's images, names, and titles all erased in an orgy of iconoclasm
by Akhenaten, the devotee of a single sun-god.
is well documented in the West, most notably among Byzantines and Protestants, very little work has been done in surveying, much less analyzing, iconoclastic acts throughout East Asia.
Instead, we're coaxed along a trail in which the primal ferocity of religious iconoclasm
gets sublimated into politics and eventually domesticated into mere 'Aesthetics'.
The topics include theurgy and aesthetics in Dionysios the Areopagite, Proklos and Plethon on beauty, Agathias and the icon of the Archangel Michael, transcendent exemplarism and immanent realism in the philosophical work of John of Damaskos, and the historical memory of Byzantine iconoclasm
in the 14th century as illustrated by Nikephoros Gregoras and Philotheos Kokkinos.
While his study of iconoclasm
vacillates, he also promises an opportunity for the reader to "learn to think a bit more iconoclastically by understanding how the three key brain circuits work.
IDA draws attention to the iconoclasm
of design worldwide: conceptualizing and producing great work.
In this issue of Logos, Natalie Carnes calls our attention to two recent books on iconoclasm
and offers a typology of iconoclasm
as a preparation for the renewal of a theology of images.