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Iconoclasm  n.  The doctrine or practice of the iconoclasts; image breaking.

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"Iconoclasm" Quotes from Famous Books

... these "two masters," between whose services we have to choose, being otherwise distinguished as God and Mammon, which Mammon, though we narrowly take it as the power of money only, is in truth the great evil Spirit of false and fond desire, or "Covetousness, which is Idolatry." So that Iconoclasm—image-breaking—is easy; but an Idol cannot be broken—it must be forsaken; and this is not so easy, either to do, or persuade to doing. For men may readily be convinced of the weakness of an image; but not of the emptiness ...
— The Crown of Wild Olive • John Ruskin

... In the centre of the square, whose brilliant green slopes are intersected by gravelled walks that shine silver in the sunlight, the grave old building remains the one distinctive feature of a city where Iconoclasm ...
— The Voice of the People • Ellen Glasgow

... the Bastille. The destruction of the Bastille was not a reform; it was something more important than a reform. It was an iconoclasm; it was the breaking of a stone image. The people saw the building like a giant looking at them with a score of eyes, and they struck at it as at a carved fact. For of all the shapes in which that immense illusion called materialism can terrify the soul, ...
— Tremendous Trifles • G. K. Chesterton

Words linked to "Iconoclasm" :   heterodoxy, iconoclastic, heresy, unorthodoxy

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