Item description for Symbols and Their Meaning by Rudolph Norden...
Overview This book is a collection of 52 distinctly Christian symbols with their meanings and historical significance. This unique approach to understanding church history includes devotional applications for each symbol.
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Studio: Concordia Publishing House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1996
Publisher Concordia Publishing House
ISBN 0570039495 ISBN13 9780570039495
Availability 0 units.
More About Rudolph Norden
Norden served as editor of the internationally popular Portals of Prayer magazine.
Rudolph F. Norden was born in 1909 and died in 1997.
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A Devotional Guide to Christian Symbolism Jun 12, 2000
Recent years have seen renewed interest in liturgical symbols in churches and Christian worship. Because of the increasingly visual nature of American culture, this trend is both inevitable and to be applauded. But just like learning to read words, one must be taught to "read" the visual elements of longstanding symbols. Norden's fine little book is an excellent primer. He covers 52 of the most familiar, and some less familiar, symbols of Christian faith. Each is treated in a single page which describes its origin in scripture or theology. The descriptions make fine devotional readings as well. I have used this book for developing retreats for two congregations, and both were enthusiastically received. All the symbols are presented in a consistent contemporary graphic arts oriented style. My only wish is that the credits had identified the artist who developed the representations of the symbols -- they are a major contribution to the book's usefulness and pleasing nature.