An Intellectual History of Iconoclasm
Traces the dual strains of 'iconophilia' and iconoclasm, the privileging and prohibition of religious images, over a span of two-and-a-half millennia in the West. This book addresses arguments regarding the moral authority of the image in European...
Flesh Made Word
Saints' Stories and the Western Imagination
In the fourth century a new narrative genre captured the imagination of the faithful - the moving accounts of the lives of Christian saints. This work argues that the saints' stories of medieval Europe were more than edifying entertainment; they...