Signs Symbols In Christian Art


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Examines the use and meaning of Christian symbols found in Renaissance art

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Author by George Ferguson
Genre eBook Art
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ISBN Number 0195014324

Saints Signs And Symbols


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The arts.

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Author by Hilarie Cornwell
Genre eBook Art
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ISBN Number 9780819223456

Signs And Symbols In Christian Art


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Divided into 14 chapters, text and illustrations reveal the symbolism inherent in representations of religious personages, the Earth and Sky, animals, birds, insects, and flowers. George Ferguson also explores Old Testament characters and events and their symbolic representation in art. 350 illustrations.

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Author by George Ferguson
Genre eBook Christian art and symbolism
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ISBN Number 0195011686

Signs Symbols In Christian Art By George Ferguson


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Author by George Ferguson
Genre eBook Christian art and symbolism
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ISBN Number OCLC:1086710609

Symbols Of The Christian Faith


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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.

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Author by Alva William Steffler
Genre eBook Art
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ISBN Number 0802846769

Saints Signs And Symbols


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Saints, Signs, and Symbols, which was first published in 1962, contains in compact form all the main symbols used in the Church, complete with notes on their origin, meaning, and colouring. Of particular interest is the section on the Saints, which includes brief biographical details of each. “This is an indispensable handbook for teaching at all age levels.”—Kirkus Review

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Author by W. Ellwood Post
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9781787209725

Signs And Mysteries


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Imagine the dangerous life of an early Christian. You've embraced your newfound faith in Christ but fear the risk of persecution or death at the hands of the pagans living around you. Then a trusted friend tells you about some of Jesus' followers who secretly meet. He whispers into your ear, "Look for a fish carved in a paving stone" by a certain home on the Via Tiburtina. You smile in gratitude. Still today, modern society recognizes those Christian symbols that kept the early Christians safely connected: they appear on churches, bumper stickers, mugs -- even mints and stuffed animals. Yet we are often ignorant of the rich meaning of these symbols: their origins in Scripture, in ancient culture, and in the preaching of the Church Fathers. In this book, noted author Mike Aquilina conducts an intriguing and insightful tour of the symbols that expressed the life and devotion of the Church through the first four centuries of its existence. He explains how Christians freely borrowed pagan and Jewish symbols, giving them new, distinctly Christian meanings. Recover the zeal of our spiritual ancestors as you learn to read their symbolic language -- and discover the impact the symbols still have on your life today. More than a hundred illustrations, reproduced by artist Lea Marie Ravotti from the ancient originals, beautifully complement the text. View a mulitmedia presentation and listen to an interview of the author here.

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Author by Mike Aquilina
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9781592767748

Understanding Early Christian Art


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Understanding Early Christian Art is designed for students of both religion and of art history. It makes the critical tools of art historians accessible to students of religion, to help them understand better the visual representations of Christianity. It will also aid art historians in comprehending the complex theology, history and context of Christian art. This interdisciplinary and boundary-breaking approach will enable students in several fields to further their understanding and knowledge of the art of the early Christian era. Understanding Early Christian Art contains over fifty images with parallel text.

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Author by Robin Margaret Jensen
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9781135951771

Symbols In Arts Religion And Culture


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We are a product of nature. Every single cell of our body is made of, and depends, on nature. Our inner soul is heavily influenced by nature. We feel sad if the sun is not shining for a few days, and feel pleasure when drawn to the wonder of flowers and uplifted by the song of birds. We came from nature; we are part of nature. In short, we are nature. Nature has been an intimate part of the human experience from the earliest times. Different religions and cultures, from all corners of the world, have honoured and worshipped nature in art, ritual and literature in their own unique ways. This book shows how we learn about our own human nature, our own sense of identity and how we fit into the larger scheme of life and spirit when we come to better understand how our human ancestors, through art, symbol and myth, expressed their relationship with the natural world.

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Author by Farrin Chwalkowski
Genre eBook Art
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ISBN Number 9781443857284

The Symbols Of The Church


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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.

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Author by Maurice Dilasser
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 081462538X