Number 4. 2016
Estudios bizantinos is a digital and international open-access journal of Byzantine Studies. It has been created by the Sociedad Española de Bizantinística and it welcomes scientific papers with original and high-quality content on any aspect of the Byzantine civilisation.

Juan Manuel Pinazo Pinazo

The Orationes pro sacris imaginibus, the work in defense of the sacred images by John Damascene, has been debated in terms of its location, both chronologically and in the proper context of the Iconoclastic controversy, by recent studies that have led to a review of the sources and theories with which the period of Iconoclasm was approached. Through the theological analysis of the homilies we propose to shed light on the chronological issues, placing the three Discourses during the reign of Constantine v and not in the beginning of the controversy, a contextualization of the work more in line with the theological debates on the images of the moment.
Keywords: Imagen, Icono, Concilio de Hieria, Iconoclasmo, Encarnación