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NLR 44, March-April 2007

Amid rhetorical dust-storms over purported Islamist threats to Western values, Sven Lütticken finds antecedents for contemporary struggles over the image in Judaic and Protestant bans on idolatry. Multiple meanings of the veil and varying forms of iconoclasm, under the aegis of the spectacle.

Sven Lütticken

Idolatry and its Discontents

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Sven Lütticken ‘Idolatry and its Discontents’, NLR 44

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