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Jos Strengholt

John of Damascus and iconoclasm

Why we need icons in church - Jos Strengholt

In this article I argue that the usage of icons is important and beneficial for the Church. We will listen to the arguments John of Damascus (ca. 675-­‐749),  the main theological defender of the usage of icons in the Church in the period between 726 and 843, when the Church was wrecked by internal disagreements over this matter.