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Christian symbols, ancient roots

Author: Elizabeth Rees
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : J. Kingsley Publishers, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Selects prominent Christian symbols and discusses them within the context of their archaic background. The authors draw on myths and rituals of both ancient and contemporary cultures.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rees, Elizabeth.
Christian symbols, ancient roots.
London ; Philadelphia : J. Kingsley Publishers, 1992
(OCoLC)608132982
Online version:
Rees, Elizabeth.
Christian symbols, ancient roots.
London ; Philadelphia : J. Kingsley Publishers, 1992
(OCoLC)623037495
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Rees
ISBN: 185302046X 9781853020469
OCLC Number: 28291547
Description: 165 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction - an anthropological perspective; symbol and metaphor; a theological/psychological perspective; symbol in Christianity. Corn - the bread of life; water and blood - chaos and cleansing, power and pollution; the ark of safety - rivers of grace, outpoured blood; serpents, monsters and dragons - energy and evil, container and healer; the snake in paradise lost and regained; symbol and healing - the healing tree; the tree of life and the tree of the cross; layers of the universe - gods and devils; sun and moon - fire and light; the child and the old person - youth and age as wisdom; Christian iconography - symbols of Jesus and Mary in art.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Rees.

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