Is the dispute over the images ended?

Andreas Pawlas

Abstract


To understand modern thinking about images it is necessary to give an historically informed account account of the function of a belief in the images - even in the current supposedly secular age. And it is to see that even in this secular age, in which reason seems to have abolished every sort of believing and faith, images have regained power over the believing and faith of the people.

It can be observed that images beeing "released" from the sphere of faith in the Reformation times now are used as instruments of a new "faith", whose manipulative target is only the economic (and eventually, probably politically) exploitation of the followers of their faith.

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