Divine images create their own world of theological reflection and religious practice. Pictorial representations have to reduce complexity, yet at the same time they create their own complexity. The present volume examines this phenomenon with papers on fundamental issues and presentations of material from the Ancient Orient, Greece and the Hellenic world. Papers on the contact between Christianity and Islam in the matter of the veneration of images make clear what compensation strategies are developed when pictorial representations are subject to theological censure. The volume contains eighteen contributions from internationally renowned researchers writing in German and English.The volume contains eighteen contributions from internationally renowned researchers writing in German and English.
|Title||:||Die Welt der Götterbilder|
|Author||:||Brigitte Groneberg, Hermann Spieckermann|
|Publisher||:||Walter de Gruyter - 2007|