Signs Symbols in Christian Art

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

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  • Author : George Ferguson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 183 pages
  • ISBN : 9780195014327
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Saints, Signs, and Symbols

Saints, Signs, and Symbols
  • Author : James Cornwell
  • Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
  • Release : 01 July 2009
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This thoroughly updated and comprehensive new edition enhances the well-loved and often-used earlier work as a guide to symbolism in Christian liturgical art, architecture, manuscripts, stained glass, and more. The new book is more heavily pictorial in an effort to provide an even stronger resource for artists and researchers, as well as the general browsing public. It addresses the rich history of Christian symbolism, presented for the twenty-first century reader. This unique resource offers page after page of line drawings

Saints, Signs, and Symbols

Saints, Signs, and Symbols
  • Author : W. Ellwood Post
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release : 27 February 2018
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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

Signs and Mysteries

Signs and Mysteries
  • Author : Mike Aquilina
  • Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
  • Release : 04 August 2008
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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

Symbols of the Christian Faith

Symbols of the Christian Faith
  • Author : Alva William Steffler
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release : 21 February 2002
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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

Symbols in Arts, Religion and Culture

Symbols in Arts, Religion and Culture
  • Author : Farrin Chwalkowski
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 14 December 2016
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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

The Dawn of Christian Art in Panel Paintings and Icons

The Dawn of Christian Art in Panel Paintings and Icons
  • Author : Thomas F. Mathews,Norman E. Muller
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release : 01 February 2017
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Staking out new territory in the history of art, this book presents a compelling argument for a lost link between the panel-painting tradition of Greek antiquity and Christian paintings of Byzantium and the Renaissance. While art historians place the origin of icons in the seventh century, Thomas F. Mathews finds strong evidence as early as the second century in the texts of Irenaeus and the Acts of John that describe private Christian worship. In closely studying an obscure set of

Signs and Symbols

Signs and Symbols
  • Author : Adrian Frutiger
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 01 July 1998
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Discusses the elements of a sign, and looks at pictograms, alphabets, calligraphy, monograms, text type, numerical signs, symbols, and trademarks

Our Christian Symbols

Our Christian Symbols
  • Author : Friedrich Rest
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 01 July 2022
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A classic sourcebook for those interested in the devotional and educational interpretations of the symbols of faith, from Acacia Bush to Yoke of Obedience. Now in its eleventh printing, this illustrated guide continues to inform those interested in the meanings of Christian symbols.

Worship Without Words

Worship Without Words
  • Author : Patricia Klein
  • Publisher : Paraclete Press (MA)
  • Release : 01 July 2022
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This essential guidebook explains the liturgical calendar and the signs, symbols, gestures, vestments, and the architectural and sacramental elements of the liturgical church-an intriguing guide to all elements of Christian liturgy. A selection of the Episcopal and Religious Book Clubs.

Illustrated Dictionary Of Symbols In Eastern And Western Art

Illustrated Dictionary Of Symbols In Eastern And Western Art
  • Author : James Hall
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 04 May 2018
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"A Companion volume to James Hall’s perennial seller Dictionary of Subjects & Symbols in Art. which deals with the subject matter of Christian and Western art, the present volume includes the art of Egypt, the ancient Near East, Christian and classical Europe, India and the Far East. Flail explores the language of symbols in art showing how paintings, drawings and sculpture express man shades of meaning from simple, everyday hopes and fears to the profoundest philosophical and religious aspirations. The

Introduction to Art

Introduction to Art
  • Author : Pamela J. Sachant,Jeffery LeMieux,Rita Tekippe
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 31 December 2015
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Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of Art. Authored by four USG faculty members with advance degrees in the arts, this textbooks offers up-to-date original scholarship. It includes over 400 high-quality images illustrating the history of art, its technical applications, and its many uses. Combining the best elements of both a traditional textbook and a reader, it introduces such issues in art as its meaning and purpose; its meaning and purpose; its structure,

Saints and Their Symbols

Saints and Their Symbols
  • Author : Fernando Lanzi,Gioia Lanzi
  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Release : 01 July 2022
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"Saints and their Symbols" is a guide for recognizing and understanding the saints, explaining why so many of the saints appear in images with Jesus and the Virgin Mary yet remain unnamed, which symbols are associated with each saint, and what their roles were in Christian salvation. With 265 full-color images and biographical information about the saints, this is a work of popular religious culture and anthropology.Liturgical Press

The A to Z Guide to Bible Signs and Symbols

The A to Z Guide to Bible Signs and Symbols
  • Author : Neil Wilson,Nancy Ryken Taylor
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 10 February 2015
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How might our understanding of God's Word be deepened if we recognized the significance of the signs and symbols found within its pages--signs that would have been obvious to the original readers? From the tree of life to Noah's ark, from circumcision to animal sacrifice. From the feasts, the Passover lamb, and the manna in the wilderness to the furniture in the tabernacle and the visions of prophets. From the Lord's Supper to baptism and from the cross to the