Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Jaroslav Pelikan

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Corinthians 9:19-23; 1 Corinthians 11:1; Romans 6:20; Romans 7:3; Romans 6:18-23; John 8:31-36; Romans 7:3-4; Galatians 2:4; Galatians 4:21-31; Galatians 5:1, 13; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; Colossians 2:8, 20-21; Galatians 4:3, 9; Acts 17:17-34; 1 Corinthians 9:1; John 8:32; Romans 8:21; Romans 8:2-3; Romans 6:20-22; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Romans 1:16; Romans 8:7ff; Romans 6:1; 1 Corinthians 9:19-23; Romans 7:1-4; Galatians 3:2ff; Mark 7:1-23; Matthew 15:1-20; John 4:9; 1 Corinthians 9:22; Philippians 3:2-8; Galatians 5:19-21; Romans 1:32; Romans 6:15-23; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20;


For nearly a century and a half (726-842) there took place in the Eastern Roman Empire what is termed the Iconoclastic Controversy. This controversy, concerning the use of the icon in the cultic life of the Church, not only contained elements which had significance for the development of the Eastern branches of Christianity, but also brought to a head factors which were to be contributory to the final breach between Eastern and Western Christendom. It is the proposed task of the present thesis to suggest and trace the possible causes and factors which crystallized in the Iconoclastic Controversy and which eventually led to the East-West Schism.

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