iconoclasm


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i·con·o·clasm

 (ī-kŏn′ə-klăz′əm)
n.
The beliefs, practices, or doctrine of an iconoclast.

[Back-formation from iconoclast.]

iconoclasm

(aɪˈkɒnəˌklæzəm)
n
the acts or beliefs of an iconoclast

i•con•o•clasm

(aɪˈkɒn əˌklæz əm)

n.
the action, beliefs, or spirit of iconoclasts.
[1790–1800]

iconoclasm

1. the practice of destroying images, especially those created for religious veneration.
2. the practice of opposing cherished beliefs or traditional institutions as being founded on error or superstition.
3. the doctrines underlying these practices. — iconoclast, n. — iconoclastic, adj.
See also: Images
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.iconoclasm - the orientation of an iconoclast
heresy, heterodoxy, unorthodoxy - any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position
Translations

iconoclasm

[aɪˈkɒnəˌklæzəm] Niconoclastia f

iconoclasm

n (lit, fig)Bilderstürmerei f
References in classic literature ?
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.
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He covers images, representation, and imagination; human nature and the imago dei; the anogogic image; freedom and the narrative image; symbol, participation, and divine ideas; idolatry and iconoclasm; mythology and theogony; and imagination and revelation.
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The Polynesian Iconoclasm: Religious Revolution and the Seasonality of Power By Jeffrey Sissons
"Iconoclasm" (literally "the destruction of icons") was originally a distinctly Christian term commonly applied to a number of religious and political movements, both ancient and modern, that actively and aggressively rejected visual representations of the divine.