These people in eighth-century Byzantium wanted to keep their icons because they believed them to be useful in spurring contemplation.
Related term(s): Iconoclasts; Icon
Category: Eastern Christianity
Contributor(s): Natalie Kohout
Source information: Hollister, C. Warren and Judith M. Bennett. Medieval History: A Short History. 9th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2002.
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