ICONOCLASTIC CONTROVERSY


ICONOCLASTIC CONTROVERSY
   from 717-843 a bitter dispute raged in EASTERN ORTHODOXY about the use of ICONS in CHURCHES. Opponents of Icons destroyed them as IDOLATROUS images forbidden in the BIBLE, but eventually the supporters of Icons won the day.

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