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Modern Christianity, Part of the Cultural Wars. The Challenge of a Visual Culture

Department Texts & Traditions, Faculty of Religion and Theology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Religions 2019, 10(5), 299; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10050299
Received: 26 March 2019 / Revised: 18 April 2019 / Accepted: 19 April 2019 / Published: 28 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Religion and Transformation in Contemporary World)
The article focuses on the changing landscape of modern Christianity. It does so by analysing the use of the notion of image in early Christianity and in later eras. It appears that Christianity created an ambiguous concept of the notion of image, reducing it in the end to a void image. This development caused a separation between theology and culture. It is a separation which eventually led to a Christianity that is hostile to modern culture and seeks only to reinforce its own identity. View Full-Text
Keywords: image; culture; identity; nominalism image; culture; identity; nominalism
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Smalbrugge, M. Modern Christianity, Part of the Cultural Wars. The Challenge of a Visual Culture. Religions 2019, 10, 299.

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