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St. Thomas Dravidian Christianity and Iconography

St. Thomas Dravidian Christianity and Iconography


Six different forms of expressions are:

1.        Verbal Form

3.        Written Form

4.        Pictorial Form

5.        Relief Form

6.        Icon form

All these forms were used in history as instruments to present various thoughts and concepts. Among these forms of expressions, Iconography plays a significant role in understanding the history of belief systems of a society.   Careful analysis of the development of Iconography in India through the ages reveals that, God taking the form of a man has led to the rapid development of visualizing God in anthropomorphic form in large number in the religions of post – Christ era……..

– (for details…..ref. the book)