Religion: Thematic issue on exploring aniconism

Mikael Aktor (Redaktør), Milette Gaifman (Redaktør)

Publikation: Monografi/antologi/afhandling/rapportAntologiForskningpeer review


This is a thematic issue of the journal Religion 47 (3) entitled Exploring Aniconism. It contains elleven research articles on the use of aniconism in different religious traditions.

Table of Content
1. Aniconism: definitions, examples and comparative perspectives (Milette Gaifman, concluding section by Mikael Aktor and Milette Gaifman);
2. Aniconism and the origins of palaeoart (Robert G. Bednarik);
3. The real presence of Osiris: iconic, semi-iconic and aniconic ritual representations of an Egyptian god (Jørgen Podemann Sørensen);
4. The great Iranian divide: between aniconic West and anthropomorphic East (Michael Shenkar);
5. Aniconic propaganda in the Hebrew Bible, or: the possible birth of religious seriousness (Hans J. L. Jensen);
6. Aniconism in the first centuries of Christianity (Robin M. Jensen);
7. The royal veil: early Islamic figural art and the Bilderverbot reconsidered (Nadia Ali);
8. Stone-agency: sense, sight and magical efficacy in traditions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland (Jay Johnston);
9. Śiva’s multiplicity of presence in aniconic and iconic form (Richard H. Davis);
10. Drawing out the iconic in the aniconic: worship of neem trees and Govardhan stones in Northern India (David L. Haberman);
11. The Hindu pañcāyatanapūjā in the aniconism spectrum (Mikael Aktor).
ForlagTaylor & Francis
Antal sider213
ISBN (Trykt)0048-721X
ISBN (Elektronisk)1096-1151
StatusUdgivet - 2017

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