Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fourth Century Arian Icons




So... not only did the pre-Constantinian Christians and Jews already have icons, –as the late-second to early-third century church and synagogue unearthed during the excavations at the Dura-Europos archeological site bear historical witness to this undisputable fact–, but the same also holds true for non-Constantinian and even anti-Constantinian Christian heretics... rather odd, isn't it?

4 comments:

David said...

Fantastic post. I've raised this point in several discussions about iconography. I'd love to see more posts like this!

Jnorm888 said...

They just found some 4th century icons in Rome yesturday! Great post Lucian!





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Mike C. said...

6th Century, actually. Arius was of the 4th Century (egypt), but Arianism lasted quite a long while.

Mike C. said...

6th Century, actually. Arius was of the 4th Century in Egypt, but Arianism lasted much longer.

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