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destruction of religious art | destruction of religious art

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Sep.27.2011
Busted! A vandal broke off the nose of the Virgin Mary in Michelangelo's Pietà. Imagine the U.S. government or a major religion taking a hammer to Michelangelo’s Pietà as a madman did in 1972 while shouting, “I am Jesus Christ—Risen from the dead!” Variations on that horrific scenario have been...
frank-sanello's picture
Sep.27.2011
Here are some of the most prominent cases in which religious art was destroyed because of the Biblical injunction against graven images:  In Judaism, King Hezekiah purged Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem and the Land of Israel of figures, including the Nehushtan, as recorded in the Second Book of...