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

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Liturgical Press, 2004 - 237 oldal
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Christian saints, in both the East and in the West, have historically been associated with particular accoutrements or "attributes" by which they are identified. Through such associations, these saints come to life in visual imagery and iconography, in statuary, and in the popular imagination. In the course of time, however, such attributes have become dimmed in the minds of many. This book revivifies these saintly attributes and enhances foremost in the minds of its readers the associations built up by tradition. For those unacquainted with the traditional attributes associated with the saints, this book will serve as a useful introduction. For those who have pondered the reason for a particular object's or characteristic's universal connection with a saint's image, this volume will provide, through narrative context, the "why" of the association in the first place and the reasons for its continuity down through the ages. Short biographies anchor the saints in their legendary and historical exploits, almost all of which are accompanied by beautiful photographs illustrating the saints' distinctive attributes. Situated initially through the introduction, the saints' histories that follow are further cross-referenced with an accessible iconographic dictionary and a useful index of the saints' emblems.
  

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In my job I get to visit a lot of churches and finding a handy reference to help identify saints in religious artwork has been difficult. Fortunately "Saints and Their Symbols" has everything I've ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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INTRODUCTION
9
Adalbert of Prague Bishop and Martyr 956997
17
Anne Patron of Brittany and Joachim
37
Joseph Putative Father of Jesus Patron
43
Martha of Bethany Sister of Lazarus Patron
49
Peter and Paul
56
James the Greater Apostle
62
Philip Aposde 1st century
68
Wenceslas Duke of Bohemia Martyr ca 903929
132
Canute IV King of Denmark Martyr 10401086
139
Bernard of Clairvaux Abbot Doctor
145
Francis of Assisi Founder of the Order
152
Elizabeth of Hungary or of Thuringia
159
137
165
144
173
148
180

Agnes Virgin and Martyr +304
90
Christopher Martyr end of 3rJ century i
96
Anthony Abbot ca 251356
103
Basil the Great Bishop and Doctor of the Church
110
Gregory the Great Pope and Doctor of the Church
120
103
126
159
186
Philip Neri Priest and Founder Vincent de Paul Priest and Founder
196
Aloysius Gonzaga Jesuit Novice 15681591 201 Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 18501917
212
162
235
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Gioia M. G. Lanzi is a founder and director of the Centro studi per la Cultura Populare, a cultural association founded in 1976.

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