Images and Idols

But it doesn’t have to be this way. God and creativity are not in opposition. Far from it. God is the creator of creativity. He made you creative. This is why your creativity needs theology and why your theology needs creativity.

Images and Idols

Author: Thomas J. Terry

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802497330

Page: 160

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Christians ought to be leading the way in creativity, but we rarely do. God is the Creator of all things, and He created us in His image. Creativity is woven into the very fabric of our humanity. Therefore, Christians should value and champion creativity as a vital part of our image-bearing role. Instead Christians often don’t know what to do with creatives and creatives don’t know what to do with Christianity. On one side you have Christians who neglect or discount art, imagination, and beauty altogether. On the other, you have artists who make idols out of each of these good things. Ryan Lister, a theology professor, and Thomas Terry, a spoken word artist and founder of Humble Beast, team up to help restore the connection between creativity and theology. Images & Idols is a theological and artistic exploration of creativity in the Christian life. It will help creatives build a strong theological foundation for their art, while challenging the church to embrace a theology of beauty and creativity.

Desirable God

The human fascination with images, and the idolatry or idolization of images as the source of desire, passion and terror, is treated in this book. The first part enters more deeply into religious idolatry, past and present.

Desirable God

Author: Roger Burggraeve

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042913165

Page: 274

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The human fascination with images, and the idolatry or idolization of images as the source of desire, passion and terror, is treated in this book. The first part enters more deeply into religious idolatry, past and present. It treats the biblical, the early-Jewish as well as the Christian views on monotheism and the prohibition against images, as source of authentic humanism or as source of intolerance and violence. In the second part, the focus shifts onto a number of contemporary, profane idols and gods: the nationalist fascination for one's own land and people, and the fear or hate towards foreigners; the rampant preoccupation with (genetic) health, in a context of body culture and aestheticization, of which the postmodern sport idols have become the great 'icons'; the current image- and screen-culture and all forms of audiovisual exorcisms; and last but not least the ongoing process of economization and globalization, with an expanding culture of 'branding' logos.

A Temple of Idols Not a Christian Church

Tertullian , who lived about one hundred and threescore years after the death of
our Saviour Christ , doth , most sharply and vehemently , write and inveigh
against images or idols ; and upon St. John's words , the first epistle and fifth
chapter ...

A Temple of Idols Not a Christian Church

Author: George Wotherspoon

Publisher:

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Page: 72

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Broken Idols of the English Reformation

Margaret Aston's magisterial new book charts the conflicting imperatives of destruction and rebuilding throughout the English Reformation from the desecration of images, rails and screens to bells, organs and stained glass windows.

Broken Idols of the English Reformation

Author: Margaret Aston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316060470

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Why were so many religious images and objects broken and damaged in the course of the Reformation? Margaret Aston's magisterial new book charts the conflicting imperatives of destruction and rebuilding throughout the English Reformation from the desecration of images, rails and screens to bells, organs and stained glass windows. She explores the motivations of those who smashed images of the crucifixion in stained glass windows and who pulled down crosses and defaced symbols of the Trinity. She shows that destruction was part of a methodology of religious revolution designed to change people as well as places and to forge in the long term new generations of new believers. Beyond blanked walls and whited windows were beliefs and minds impregnated by new modes of religious learning. Idol-breaking with its emphasis on the treacheries of images fundamentally transformed not only Anglican ways of worship but also of seeing, hearing and remembering.

The Apocalypse Revealed

Graven images and molten images , which were idols , have this signification , in
the spiritual sense , in the following passages : “ Every man is brutish in his
knowledge : every founder is confounded by the graven image : for his molten
image ...

The Apocalypse Revealed

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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The Apocalypse Or Book of Revelations Explained According to the Spiritual Sense Wherein are Disclosed the Arcana Therein Foretold which Have Been Hitherto Hidden

[ d ] 16 The signification of graven images , molten images , and idols , in the
following passages is similar . Thus in Isaiah : hand hath found the kingdoms of
the idols , and their graven images of Jerusalem and Samaria ; shall I not , as I
have ...

The Apocalypse Or Book of Revelations  Explained According to the Spiritual Sense  Wherein are Disclosed the Arcana Therein Foretold which Have Been Hitherto Hidden

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg

Publisher:

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Tract XC by J H Newman Historically Refuted Or a Reply to a Work by the Rev F Oakeley Entituled The Subject of Tract XC Historically Examined

Our images in temples and churches be indeed none other but idols , as unto the
which idolatry hath been , is , and ever ... for that it is no marvel that they which
have from their childhood been brought up amongst images and idols , and have
 ...

Tract XC  by J H  Newman Historically Refuted  Or  a Reply to a Work by the Rev  F  Oakeley  Entituled  The Subject of Tract XC  Historically Examined

Author: William GOODE (Dean of Ripon.)

Publisher:

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Fox s Book of Martyrs

Christ , be false images and idols , representing to If it were St. George , my Lord ,
where is his spear foolish , blind ... that removeth false images and idols abused ,
doth herein appeareth to have been deceived , the image not a thing worthy of ...

Fox s Book of Martyrs

Author: John Foxe

Publisher:

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