Smashing Idols: A Paradoxical Semiotics

@article{Leone2016SmashingIA,
  title={Smashing Idols: A Paradoxical Semiotics},
  author={Massimo Leone},
  journal={Signs and Society},
  year={2016},
  volume={4},
  pages={30 - 56}
}
  • M. Leone
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology
  • Signs and Society
The evolution of monotheism within a polytheist culture is strictly connected with the institution of the dialectics between “monolatry” and “idolatry.” On the one hand, one divinity among many becomes the center of an increasingly exclusive cult; on the other hand, this exclusivity unfolds in parallel with the stigmatization of any alternative veneration. The establishment of monolatry is substantiated both in sacred texts, which designate the only god, forbid all others, prescribe the… Expand
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