Foreword Reviews

Image and Presence

A Christological Reflection on Iconoclasm and Iconophilia

2017 INDIES Winner
Honorable Mention, Religion (Adult Nonfiction)

Images increasingly saturate our world, making present to us what is distant or obscure. Yet the power of images also arises from what they do not make present. Investigating such images as the biblical golden calf and paintings of the Virgin Mary, Carnes explores how to distinguish between iconoclasms that maintain fidelity to their theological intentions and those that lead to visual temptation. Image and Presence provokes a reconsideration of images and of the global image crises of our time.