Thème Icônes

Deux sarcophages du IVe siècle mal interprétés : non pas trinitaires, mais bien christologiques

Des érudits ont interprété certaines images du Sarcophage dogmatique (325-350) à Rome et du Sarcophage de la Trinité-Époux (325-350) à Arles, France, comme les premières images anthropomorphiques de la Trinité. Cette étude vise à infirmer cette interprétation et à affirmer que l'interprétation juste est christologique.

Death And Orthodox Iconography

In the Orthodox Church, iconography holds a central and important place, both visually and theologically. Icons are not merely decorations or pictorial teaching aids. They do serve these purposes, but their fundamental reason for being is to bear witness, in an artistic manner, to the Church’s beliefs. They are a reflection of the life in Christ as lived in the Church. We should expect, therefore, to receive from iconography that which is witnessed to and preached by other means, such as Scripture, liturgical texts, dogmatic statements, and the writings of the Fathers.