From Iconoclasm to Arianism: The Construction of Christian Tradition in the Iconoclast Controversy

David M. Gwynn

Abstract


The defenders of icons in the eighth and ninth centuries, especially Photius, significantly reinterpreted the fourth-century Arian controversy and the views of Eusebius in order to link the Iconoclasts to the Arians and themselves to Church fathers like Athanasius.

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