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How to Read a Church A Guide to Symbols and Images in Churches and Cathedrals

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ISBN-10: 1587680300

ISBN-13: 9781587680304

Edition: 2005

Authors: Richard Taylor

List price: $18.00
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Churches and cathedrals were originally built to be read. They are alive with images and symbols--"all of which are packed with meaning. But today few people, from regular visitors to tourists, truly understand the wealth of meaning in what they find there. How to Read a Church is must reading for anybody who wants to know more about what they see in a church or cathedral. It explores the principal features of churches and what each represents. It also explains: In addition to exploring these brick-and-mortar motifs, the author also reveals fascinating and unexpected details such as how to 'read' the priest and the congregation, and he shows the varied ways that church architecture and…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Paulist Press
Publication date: 7/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

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Author's Note
Reading a Church: Preliminaries
Church Building and Furniture
Crosses and Crucifixes
The Vir Gin Mary
The Old Testament
Doctors, Angels and Abstracts
Animals, Birds and Fish
Letters and Words
How to Read a Priest
The Creed Sequence
Selected Further Reading