Professor Barbara Haeger of the Department of History of Art will deliver the fourth talk in the 2015-2016 "Religions of the World: Past and Present" Community Lecture series. Her lecture, like all others in the Center for the Study of Religion-sponsored series, is free and open to all. There will be a brief question-and-answer session and a reception following the lecture.
Abstract: Questions pertaining to the making and use of images in worship are so central to how Christians understand their faith that they have periodically provoked vehement debates and violent outbursts. Such outbursts led to a widespread destruction of images in the Byzantine Empire in the 8th century and in Europe in the 16th century. The responses, both textual and pictorial, forms the basis for this exploration of various types of works produced primarily in Europe.
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