Sign In . Don't have a World Wisdom ID? Sign Up
Spiritual Poetry
What is "Christian Spirit"?
The Perennial Philosophy Series
Light on the Ancient Worlds: A Brief Survey of the Book by Frithjof Schuon
Where to look to "see God Everywhere"?
The Universal Spirit of Islam: Keys for Interfaith Understanding
The Sacred Worlds Series
Noble Faces, Strong Voices: Exploring "The Spirit of Indian Women"
Science and the Myth of Progress
Quranic perspective on the nature of man: Video clips of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
Slideshows
  Introduction Back to the List of Slideshows
    
slide 8 of 10


How does the icon function?

"The doctrinal foundation of the icon determines not only its general orientation, its subject and its iconography, but also its formal language, its style. This style is the direct result of the function of the symbol: the picture must not seek to replace the object depicted, which surpasses it eminently; according to the words of Dionysius the Areopagite it must 'respect the distance that separates the intelligible from the sensible.'"
Madonna and Child on a Curved Throne, Greece, 13th century
Back to the List of Slideshows



Home | Books | DVDs | Authors | eProducts | Members | Slideshows | Library | Image-Gallery | Links | About Us | Sitemap




Privacy Statement
Copyright © 2008