Monsour, born in Damascus, was the greatest theologian of the eighth century. He is recognized today by the Orthodox churches as the last of the great teachers of the early church, the so-called ‘Fathers’. John explained that an image was never of the same substance as its original, but merely imitated it. "To deny that any true icon could depict Christ was, in effect, to deny the possibility of the Incarnation."
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