Symbols of the Church

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This resource, with over 200 full-color photographs and illustrations depicts a variety of symbols, explains often-misunderstood symbols commonly seen in churches. The book shares the origin and meaning of hundreds of symbols of the Christian faith, as well as fascinating stories behind many symbols. It includes symbols from the Old and New Testaments, the Christian tradition, those representing apostles and saints are discussed, plus denominational emblems.

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Overview

This resource, with over 200 full-color photographs and illustrations depicts a variety of symbols, explains often-misunderstood symbols commonly seen in churches. The book shares the origin and meaning of hundreds of symbols of the Christian faith, as well as fascinating stories behind many symbols. It includes symbols from the Old and New Testaments, the Christian tradition, those representing apostles and saints are discussed, plus denominational emblems.

Help the children of your church recognize Christian symbols with a resource developed exclusively for them! Symbols of Faith can be found in the Related Products Section Below.

Examine Worship Connection for ideas and resources for all the ways we worship.

Did you know. . .

Religious symbolism appeals to both the intellect and the emotions.

Symbols were widely used by the early Christian church; Christian denominations have created logos, often using many of the images and symbols of the faith, to give visual expression to its character, beliefs, history, and mission.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687183012
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1987
  • Series: Ichthus Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 46
  • Sales rank: 1,037,195
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.13 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2003

    most inclusive book on symbols and their meanings

    I first heard about this book while searching online for a source for symbols and their meanings. This book has every symbol and their meaning with concise drawings. The best book I have found on the subject.

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