Resources On Images Of Christ

The Ancient Church


  1. Hippolytus of Rome (c. 170–c. 236 AD): The Heretics Make Images of Christ
  2. Lactantius (c. 250–325 AD): Where There Are Images of Christ There is No Religion
  3. Epiphanius of Salamis (c. 315–403 AD): It Was Gnostics Not Christians Who Made Images of Christ

The Case of the 8th Century Iconoclasts Against Images

The Presbyterian and Reformed on Images of Christ

  1. The Presbyterian Churches Reject Images of Christ
  2. The Reformed Churches Reject Images of Christ
  3. The Reformed Followed the Ancient Church in Rejecting Images of Christ
  4. The Swiss Reformed: Not For Carvers or Artisans
  5. Calvin: Against Images of Christ
  6. Calvin: God’s Accommodation to Our Weakness Does Not License Images of Christ
  7. Calvin: Who Is Faithful to the Church Fathers?
  8. Monuments of Idolatry
  9. Ursinus On the Instruction of Covenant Children
  10. Thomas Watson: To Picture His Humanity Makes Him But Half  Christ

Interviews and Podcasts

  1. With Presbycast On Christmas, Pictures, and Ricky Bobby
  2. Images of Christ Do Not Affirm His Humanity But Deny It
  3. Why Reformed Christians Reject Images Of Christ
  4. Presbycast on Mental Images of God

Books and Essays

  1. The Robe Then and Now: An Indicator of Where We Are On Images
  2. On the Wisdom of Screens
  3. Imagination
  4. Canonization. Saints, and Christ Our Only Mediator
  5. The Real Question Is Whether There Is An Objective Definition of Reformed
  6. Of Icons, Wonder Years, And The Gospel
  7. Heidelberg 96–98: Worshiping The True God Truly (1)
  8. Heidelberg 96–98: Worshiping The True God Truly (2)
  9. Are Mental Images Of God Unavoidable?
  10. Ben Glaser on Ralph Erskine and Mental Images
  11. “David VanDrunen, “Pictures of Jesus And the Sovereignty of Divine Revelation: Recent Literature and a Defense of the Confessional Reformed View,” Confessional Presbyterian Journal 5 (2009): 214–27
  12. Harrison Perkins, “Images of Christ and the Vitals of the Reformed System,” Confessional Presbyterian 14 (2018).
  13. The Use Of Images Is An Indicator Of The Functional Authority Of The Standards In The PCA
  14. Daniel R. Hyde, In Living Color: Images of Christ and the Means of Grace (Grandville, MI: Reformed Fellowship Inc., 2009).

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