VCR Lesson 3 Presentation

Janhvi Kulkarni

Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word from Lesson 3.

She had ____________ interests, in that she get into things that nobody else her age knew about or liked.
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1. Breaking or destroying images (referring especially to a movement and to destroy images in Eastern Orthodox churches during the ninth and tenth centuries and a later Protestant movement).

2. Attacking or overthrowing tradition or popular ideas, institutions, or conventions.


eikon - image

klasis - fracture

Iconoclastic refers to the breaking, or alternatively, fracturing, of images.


iconoclasm (n.) - the action of attacking beliefs or images

iconoclast (n.) -a person who attacks beliefs or images


Definition 1: radical, ungodly, impious

Definition 2: nonconforming, individualistic, dissident

The Icon Controversy - Christian History Made Easy

1:28 - 1:38

In history, iconoclasts were people who destroyed religious icons due to a belief that the worship of icons is irreligious.

Choose the sentence in which the word in bold-faced type is used incorrectly.

1. After Muhammed destroyed all the statues of Arab gods in Mecca, most of his followers became iconoclasts as well.

2. Ashley's liberal mindset was seen as iconoclastic in her religious and conservative household.

3. Hindu idol worshippers are iconoclastic, since they pray in front of statues and images of gods daily.

4. In response to an initial ban of religious icons, a group of protesting women attacked the iconoclasts who were trying to smash images of Christ.

C is incorrect, because idol worshippers would not be iconoclastic. They actually support the use of images in religion.