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Image/Iconoclasm
(2,007 words)

Definitions

1. ‘Image,’ or ‘picture,’ in its broadest meaning is any presentation that—unlike the concept—presupposes and addresses sensory → perception and experience. In current speech, what is designated is first and foremost the visual presentation of things on a surface; in this perspective, the concept of the speech image is itself to be understood as imagery. Etymologically, ‘picture’ is from the Latin pictura, which i…

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Engelbart, Rolf, “Image/Iconoclasm”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 21 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00209>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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