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Hans Alma, Marcel Barnard, Volker Küster (Eds.)
Visual Arts and Religion
Reihe: ContactZone. Explorations in Intercultural Theology
Bd. 4, 2009, 168 S., 19.90 EUR, 19.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-8258-0708-5
Images have caused uproar, violence and even casualties in the meeting of religions and cultures during the last years. Iconoclasm and iconolatry are on the agenda once more. Late Modern Culture is dominated by images and is understood in concepts such as aestheticization and symbolisation. Theological debate is likewise performed through images, symbols and rituals rather than through doctrines and beliefs. The authors from various research backgrounds seek to clarify the terms of reference, and explore the diversity and disagreements in their use from a Christian perspective.