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A Handbook Of Symbols In Christian Art

Author : Gertrude Grace Sill
ISBN : 9781439123843
Genre : Art
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Explore one of the richest and most rewarding aspects of Western art with this comprehensive easy-to-use, portable guide to Christian symbols. Organized like a primer, with hundreds of entries in 50 categories—from A for Angels to Z for Zodiac—this handy pocket reference enables you to recognize at a glance the identity and meaning of all the elements in any Christian work of art. 162 paintings from every century illustrate the enduring themes of our biblical heritage. A short introductory essay explains how to use the handbook and the functions of symbols in art. Cross-references, illustrations, a detailed index, and the pocket-book size make A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art an invaluable work for museum-goers, students, travelers, art collectors, and general readers.
Category: Art

Signs Symbols In Christian Art

Author : George Ferguson
ISBN : 0195014324
Genre : Art
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Examines the use and meaning of Christian symbols found in Renaissance art
Category: Art

Handbook Of Christian Symbolism

Author : William Audsley
ISBN : BL:A0017075333
Genre : Christian art and symbolism
File Size : 25.9 MB
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Category: Christian art and symbolism

Magical Christianity

Author : Coleston Brown
ISBN : 0835608557
Genre : Religion
File Size : 77.86 MB
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Coleston Brown—scholar and expert on the esoteric Christian traditions—reaches far beyond any other book of its genre to bring us a truly experiential form of Christianity. Drawing on the myths, legends, lore, and symbols inherent in the Christian tradition, Brown reveals the potential in all of us to use, as he does, Magical Christianity as a practice for healing and regenerating the spirit. Brown combines the insights he gained as a student under Gareth Knight, a renowned authority on Kabbalistic magic, with his own study of ancient texts and practice of the esoteric Christian tradition, developing this new work, the official text and formal course of training in what is now known as the Western Magical Tradition. Readers will be captivated by the symbols Brown covers in this book, including the sphere, the holy fire, the wheel of life, and the planes of being. He even details the magical power of sacred architecture rich in the Christian tradition as a basis for magical practice. This revised edition also includes an experiential meditation at the end of each chapter and a CD of guided meditations to bring readers more deeply into the transformative power of Christian symbolism.
Category: Religion

Saints Signs And Symbols

Author : W. Ellwood Post
ISBN : 9781787209725
Genre : Religion
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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
Category: Religion

A Handbook Of Christian Symbols And Stor

Author : Clara Erskine Clement
ISBN : 1425496385
Genre : Christian art and symbolism
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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
Category: Christian art and symbolism

Understanding Early Christian Art

Author : Robin Margaret Jensen
ISBN : 9781135951771
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History