cover
cover

L’immagine religiosa dall’epifania al feticcio

Divieto delle immagini e razionalizzazione nel monoteismo

Ermanno Antonioli    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

VIEW PDF DOWNLOAD PDF

abstract

The aim of this paper is to illustrate how the nexus between monotheistic religion and iconoclasm has its basis in a process of rationalisation of both religious experience and worldview. Firstly, I will show in what sense the ban on images is one of the most striking aspects of monotheism (1); then I will point out the strong truth claim that emerges in the religious field since the Mosaic Law (2), and compare it with the more archaic religious attitude of polytheism (3). Finally, I will try to argue that the shift from polytheism to monotheism, especially regarding the role of images, it is not an incidental one but lies on a process of rationalisation of consciousness and religion (4).

Published
Nov. 28, 2019
Submitted
Oct. 1, 2019
Language
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-363-2
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-362-5

Keywords: MonotheismIconoclasmRationalisationImagePolytheism

Copyright: © 2019 Ermanno Antonioli. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.