Chapter 10. Church and Society: Iconoclasm and After

  1. John Haldon Professor
  1. Michael Angold Professor

Published Online: 12 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305906.ch10

The Social History of Byzantium

The Social History of Byzantium

How to Cite

Angold, M. (2008) Church and Society: Iconoclasm and After, in The Social History of Byzantium (ed J. Haldon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305906.ch10

Editor Information

  1. History Department, Princeton University, USA

Author Information

  1. Edinburgh University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405132404

Online ISBN: 9781444305906

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Keywords:

  • church and society - iconoclasm and after;
  • ban on veneration of images – turning into attack on monks;
  • defeat of iconoclasm - example of flouting of popular opinion and practice;
  • second council of Nicaea - giving monks opportunity to re-educate society and position as spiritual élites;
  • church and lay society;
  • church and monasteries;
  • religious observance and patterns of daily life;
  • monasticism - ensuring church and society at Byzantium were in tune with one another

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Church and Lay Society

  • The Church and Monasteries

  • Religious Observance and the Patterns of Daily Life

  • Orthodoxy and Dissent

  • Bibliography