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This review is from: Saints, Signs and Symbols (Paperback)
This is a book of Christian symbols. A lot have to do with saints, some have to do with Christ, others with God (the Father), some with the Church in general. Where appropriate the author offers a brief explanation of the symbol involved, though often he just shows variations of a particular form. For example one page of illustrations is entitled 'Forms of the Nimbus' and it depicts the different halo shapes to be found in paintings of divine figures. Elsewhere in a section entitled 'Flowers, Fruits, and Trees' the author devotes a couple of pages to pictures of various plants etc. associated with the Christian tradition, giving a brief explanation as to why they are relevant. The book is short (and cheap)and is simply very interesting and very enjoyable to read.