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Henry Maguire - Magic and the Christian Image (Byzantine Magic Excerpt) (13.6 MB)

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This is an extract from: Byzantine Magic edited by Henry Maguire.Forthe purposes of this article, "magic is defined as relations with the supernatural that were outside the regular channels of the church. By this definition, the boundaries of what constituted magic in Byzantium were not fixed, but varied over space and time. When the church sought to define more closely which practices were orthodox and which were not, the definition of magic tightened. This was especially true with respect to the church's attitudestoward th... More >>>
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This is an extract from: Byzantine Magic edited by Henry Maguire.

Forthe purposes of this article, "magic is defined as relations with the supernatural that were outside the regular channels of the church. By this definition, the boundaries of what constituted magic in Byzantium were not fixed, but varied over space and time. When the church sought to define more closely which practices were orthodox and which were not, the definition of magic tightened. This was especially true with respect to the church's attitudestoward the use of Christian imagery.