Christian culture 基督教文化学刊

Icon Worship and the Withdrawal of the Word of God

Author: ZHANG Hua, Professor and Director, Center for the Study of World Religion, Beijing Language and Culture University; CHEN YING, Lecturer, Center for English Education, Beijing Language and Culture University

 

Abstract:

This paper explores the different Hellenistic and Hebrew focuses on visual  and auditory senses, the discrepancy of which is particularly evident in Christianity.  Observed in the Hellenistic tradition, the elevation of visual sense triggered off  “Icon Worship” so that the perfection of faith could be achieved. In the Hebrew context, however, the “Withdrawal of the Word of God” takes its form via the  auditory sense. The tension between the two cultural elements still exerts a lasting impact even today.


 

Keywords:

visual sense; auditory sense; the words of Man; the Word of God

 

Full Text (International Version):

ZHANG Hua & CHEN YingSCN JSCC.pdf

 

Full Text (Simplified Chinese Version): 

ZHANG Hua & CHEN YingSCN JSCC.pdf