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Symbols of the Christian faith

Author: Alva William Steffler
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub., ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alva William Steffler
ISBN: 0802846769 9780802846761
OCLC Number: 48557619
Description: x, 166 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
I Symbols Associated with the Apostles' Creed --
God the Father --
Jesus Christ --
The Incarnation --
Mary, Mother of Christ --
The Cross --
The Resurrection --
Christ Triumphant --
The Holy Spirit --
The Holy Catholic Church --
The Communion of Saints --
The Forgiveness of Sins --
The Resurrection of the Body --
The Life Everlasting --
II Sacred Monograms and Shapes --
Monograms --
Shapes --
III Symbols of the Evangelists, the Apostles, and the Saints --
Symbols of the Four Evangelists --
Symbols of the Twelve Apostles --
Significant Symbols of the Saints --
IV Glossary of Additional Symbols --
V Glossary of Colors and Numbers --
VI The Church Calendar --
Selected Bibliography --
Index of Subjects --
Index of Scripture References.
Responsibility: 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.

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