Response to Melissa Raphael

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A response to Melissa Raphael’s article ‘The creation of beauty by its destruction: the idoloclastic aesthetic in modern and contemporary Jewish art’. Key themes discussed include the notion of human beings as created in the image of God, Levinas’s understanding of the face and its ethical demand as well as the contemporary issue of the commodification of the human face in digital media.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23–25
JournalApproaching Religion
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeB1 Article in a scientific magazine
EventArt Approaching Religion and Science - Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
Duration: 11 May 201613 May 2016


  • Jewish Studies
  • study of religions
  • religion and aesthetics
  • Emmanuel Levinas


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