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Saints and Their Symbols: Recognizing Saints in Art and in Popular Images

Fernando Lanzi
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Images that tell the story of salvation illustrate saints in various scenes. They are often depicted by an emblem or icon. It used to be that we knew enough about the saints to recognize them in images or artworks without much trouble, but it is becoming a struggle.Saints and Their...

Images that tell the story of salvation illustrate saints in various scenes. They are often depicted by an emblem or icon. It used to be that we knew enough about the saints to recognize them in images or artworks without much trouble, but it is becoming a struggle.

Saints and Their Symbols is a solution. It is a guide for recognizing and understanding the saints. This text explains such things as 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 full-color images and biographical information about the saints, it is a work of popular religious culture and anthropology.



Author: Fernando Lanzi, Gioia Lanzi
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Published: 09/01/2004
Pages: 237
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 3.81lbs
Size: 12.18h x 9.80w x 0.94d
ISBN: 9780814629703
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