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The Symbols of the Church

Author : Maurice Dilasser
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Science has its own language; the arts have another. Religion uses especially the language of the arts, for it uses signs and symbols, like bridges from the visible to the invisible, from the depths to the heights, from the earthly world to the heavenly one, from humanity to God. The symbol is not an object of worship, but invites to worship. It leads to the encounter with the divine. Its language takes an object or an action and from it evokes something other, which is often inexpressible, by virtue of some correspondence, natural association, or convention.--From publisher description.

Symbols in the Church

Author : Carl Van Treeck
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Symbols of the Church

Author : Carroll E. Whittemore
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Symbols of the Church describes the origin and meaning of hundreds of church symbols. Just by thumbling through this booklet, you will discover the fascinating stories behind the symbols you see every time you go to church. Old Testament, New Testament, apostles, and saints' symbols are discussed.

Symbols of Church and Kingdom

Author : Robert Murray
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Symbols of the Christian Faith

Author : Alva William Steffler
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Symbols of the Christian Faith is an illustrated guide to the major visual symbols used by the Christian church throughout history. These stylized illustrations, designed by artist Alva William Steffler, are intended to provide usable, up-to-date resources for contemporary church worship and Christian education. Throughout church history symbols have been used to aid worship and to communicate difficult spiritual ideas. Steffler here collects these symbols, from early Christian catacomb art to the present, offering fresh graphic interpretations of old visual forms. The accompanying text notes the biblical sources for the various symbols and traces their use in church tradition and their links to Greco-Roman culture. Extensive glossaries and indexes round out the book. Broadly inclusive and sensitive to the perspectives of every church tradition, this volume will be an invaluable resource for churches using Christian art as well as for general readers curious about the meaning of common Christian symbols.

How to Read a Church

Author : Richard Taylor
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A practical overview and explanation of different things one would find in a church: architecture, design, artifacts, symbolism. Useful for anyone of any religious background who visits a church or cathedral.

Communion the Distinction Between Christian and Church Fellowship and Between Communion and Its Symbols

Author : Thomas Fenner Curtis
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Symbols of Church and Kingdom New Edition

Author : Robert Murray
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A new edition of the study of Syriac Christianity up to the early fifth century CE: its beliefs and worship; its life and art. In this classic work, Robert Murray offers the fullest and most vivid picture yet available of the development and character of the culture, illustrating both its original close relationship to Judaism and its remoter background in Mesopotamian civilization. He is interested in the subsequent influence of Syriac Christian culture, particularly on European literature. The largely revised Introduction (now assisted by a sketch map) locates Syriac as an Aramaic dialect, then traces the origins of Syriac Christianity, its relationship to Jewish Christianity and the Syriac Bible version, the character of Syriac asceticism (including Marcionism and Manichaeism), and of the Christian schools. Key Syriac terms are explained, and all citation of Syriac texts throughout the work are given in translation either by other scholars or by the author. The second part of the introduction reviews the literature studied in the following chapters, concentrating on Aphrahat and Ephrem. In both parts, a number of positions adopted in the first edition are revised in the light of recent studies, the bibliographical details of which are given in the greatly increased number of footnotes. This book deals with a topic of interdisciplinary importance, at the cultural crossroads of the ancient and medieval worlds of east and west, and of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. It will be of interest to a wide range of scholars and students.

The Symbolism of Medieval Churches

Author : Mark Spurrell
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The Symbolism of Medieval Churches: An Introduction explores the ways in which the medieval church building and key features of it were used as symbols, particularly to represent different relationships within the Church and the virtues of the Christian life. This book introduces the reader to the definition, form, and use of medieval symbols, and the significance that they held and still hold for some people, exploring the context in which church symbolism developed, and examining the major influences that shaped it. Among the topics discussed are allegory, typology, moral interpretation, and anagogy. Further chapters also consider the work of key figures, including Hugh and Richard of St Victor and Abbot Suger at St-Denis. Finally, the book contrasts the Eastern world with the Western world, taking a look at the late Middle Ages and what happened to church symbolism once Aristotle had ousted Plato from the schools. Entering into the medieval mind and placing church symbolism in its context, The Symbolism of Medieval Churches will be of great interest to upper-level undergraduates, postgraduates, and scholars working on Architectural History, Medieval Art, Church History, and Medieval History more widely.

Young Readers Book of Christian Symbolism

Author : Michael Daves
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Explanations of the origins of many religious symbols

Symbols of Catholicism

Author : Robert Le Gall
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This book invites the readers either to discover or to increase their understanding of Catholicism. Herein, the author examines the people at the heart of the Church, its saints and biblical figures, the sacraments, songs, gestures, and vestments as well as sacred objects and the church's liturgical calendar.

Saints Signs and Symbols

Author : Hilarie Cornwell
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The arts.

Symbols of Church Seasons Days

Author : John Bradner
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Seasons Symbols

Author : Robert Wetzler
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Discusses the origins and meaning of the symbols used for different religious seasons.

Indigenous Symbols and Practices in the Catholic Church

Author : Kathleen J. Martin
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Indigenous Symbols and Practices in the Catholic Church presents views, concepts and perspectives on the relationship among Indigenous Peoples and the Catholic Church, as well as stories, images and art as metaphors for survival in a contemporary world. Few studies present such a multidisciplinary interpretation of appropriation, spiritual and religious tradition, educational issues in the teaching of art and art history, the effects of government sanctions on traditional practice, or the artistic interpretation of symbols from Indigenous perspectives. Through photographs and visual studies, interviews and data analysis, personal narratives and stories, this book explores the experiences of Indigenous Peoples whose lives have been impacted by multiple forces-Christian missionaries, governmental policies, immigration and colonization, education, assimilation and acculturation. Contributors explore current contexts and complex areas of conflict regarding missionization, appropriation and colonizing practices through the voices of Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, and provide interpretations and possibilities for the future.

Christ Lore

Author : Frederick William Hackwood
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Symbols and Images in Church

Author : James Frazier
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From the altar, tabernacle, and crucifix to the Paschal candle, vestments, and Lectionary, this practical guide to the things that make our worship Catholic explains their historical development and significance in Church ritual A perfect book to enhance readers' understanding of the Mass.

Symbols of Community

Author : Peter G. Stromberg
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Behold the Lamb

Author : Pamela Nielsen
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Explores the various symbols used in the Church to teach the Christian faith.

Church Symbolism

Author : F. R. Webber
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This is a new release of the original 1938 edition.