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The icon debate : religious images in Russia in the 15th and 16th centuries / Aleksandra Sulikowska ; translated by Krzysztof Kościuczuk.

Sulikowska, Aleksandra [Browse]
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New York : Peter Lang, 2016.
428 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
  • Eastern European culture, politics and societies ; v. 11. [More in this series]
  • Eastern European culture, politics and societies, 2192-497X ; vol. 11
Summary note:
The book explores the subject of Russian icons and their changes as well as the discussion on art that unfolded in Russia in the 15th and 16th centuries. Taking the representation of the Old Testament Trinity, attributed to Andrei Rublev, as its point of departure, it discusses and analyses the key issues of the iconography of the Holy Trinity and the process of the emergence and the dissemination of the imagery of God the Father and the New Testament Trinity in Russia. These issues are framed in the context of the debate that took place at the time within the Muscovite Orthodoxy, which concerned heresy, the relations with other denominations, the identity of the Russian Orthodox Church and the place of the icons in the existing canon.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-355).
Introduction. The scope of research and methodology -- The Muscovite Orthodox Church in the face of heresy: the 15th and the 16th centuries -- The origins of Ruthenian theological reflection -- The notions and problems of the theology of the icon in Ruthenia -- Theological discourse and religious practice: icons of the Old Testament Trinity and their significance in the culture of Muscovite Rus -- How icons were valued: beauty as a category of Ruthenian aesthetics -- How icons were valued: the miraculous as a criterion of assessment -- How icons were valued in religious practice -- Symbolic representations of the Trinity in Ruthenian iconography of the 16th century -- Conclusion. Ruthenian theological reflection after the fall of Constantinople.
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  • 3631669690 (hardcover)
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