“Should or should not figural religious imagery be permissible?”

The Iconoclasm Debate The question up for debate is: “Should or should not figural religious imagery be permissible?” Instructions: Part I: Research 1. Please make sure that you have read Additional Reading posted with this assignment (customnursingassignments.com). 2. You may also want to read this additional summary on icons & iconoclasm from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/icon/hd_icon.htm 3. Next, please view this Vimeo clip produced by the Getty Museum on the continued use & preservation of Byzantine icons at the Monastary of Saint Catherine in Sinai, Egypt: https://vimeo.com/9708525 4. After becoming familiar with the general context of the Byzantine Iconoclastic controversy (c.726-843), please go to the following links to read primary source documents from the Byzantine period, arguing for and against the use of religious icons. 1. John of Damascus, “In Defense of Icons,” c. 730 CE: http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/source/johndam-icons.asp 2. Iconoclast Council of Constantinople, c. 754 CE: http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/source/icono

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