- Author : Saint John (of Damascus)
- Release Date : 27 June 2022
- Publisher : St Vladimir's Seminary Press
- Genre : Art
- Pages : 163
- ISBN 13 : 0881412457
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Book Description: In AD 726, the Byzantine emperor ordered the destruction of all icons, or religious images, throughout the empire, and icons were subject to an imperial ban that was to last, with a brief remission, until AD 843. A defender of icons, St John of Damascus wrote three treatises against "those who attack the holy images." He differentiates between the veneration of icons, which is a matter of expressing honor, and idolatry, which is offering worship to something other than God.