Biblical Images and Liturgy

Posted June 6, 2018 9:48 pm by Dr. Adam DeVille

Biblical Images and Liturgy

In his often very droll and always very enlightening Christianity in the West 1400-1700, the late John Bossy noted that the motto of the Reformation really should have been in principio erat sermo. The Reformation’s focus on (fetish for?) written texts like Scripture and their homiletical exposition often came, as we know, at the expense of the other senses, including the eyes, leading to outbreaks of iconoclasm (“stripping of the altars”) not just in Calvin’s Geneva or Knox’s Scotland but in England and elsewhere.But over the last quarter-century, many Protestant scholars have begun to re-examine Christian history and even to

Read more ... http://easternchristianbooks.blogspot.ca/

Send this to a friend