For one thing, Iconoclasm would have thrived in Islamic dominated territory... but it didn't. The first out break of Iconoclasm began in Moslem territory, though this was not Christians destroying images, but Moslems destroying Christian images (Pelikan, p. 105). There is also reason to think … [Read more...]
Did the Early Church Venerate Icons?
from his "Stump the Priest" Series by Fr. John Whiteford Question: "Isn't the fact that there were controversies over icons well into the 9th century proof that the early Church did not venerate icons?" There were indeed controversies at various times, most notably the Iconoclastic … [Read more...]