aniconism

aniconism

[an-ahy-kuh-niz-uhm]
noun
1.
opposition to the use of idols or images.
2.
the worship of objects symbolic of but not depicting a deity.

Origin:
1905–10; an-1 + icon + -ism

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aniconism

in religion, opposition to the use of icons or visual images to depict living creatures or religious figures. Such opposition is particularly relevant to the Jewish, Islamic, and Byzantine artistic traditions.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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