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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Christian symbolism
Christian symbolism is the use of actions or objects to represent the truths of the Christian faith, either as a reminder of those truths or as a way of spiritually connecting with the underlying truth or act.
For example in communion the bread and wine are symbolic of the broken body and shed blood of Jesus, which in turn are representative of the death of Jesus which brings salvation to the recipient.
The rite of baptism is symbolic of the cleansing of the sinner by God, and, especially where baptism is by immersion, of the spiritual death and recreation of the baptised person.
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 Christian symbolism: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Christianity is an abrahamic religion based on the life, teachings, death by crucifixion, and resurrection of jesus of nazareth as described in the...
Religious symbolism is the term used to describe the use of symbols (archetypes, acts, artwork, events, or natural phenomenae) by a religion for various...
Sunday christian is a derisive term used to refer to someone who typically goes to church on sundays but does not strictly adhere to the doctrines or rules of the religion...
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Lamb (In Early Christian Symbolism)
One of the few Christian symbols dating from the first century is that of the Good Shepherd carrying on His shoulders a lamb or a sheep, with two other sheep at his side.
The lamb or sheep on the shoulders of the Good Shepherd is a symbol of the soul of the deceased being borne by Our Lord into heaven; whereas the two sheep accompanying the Shepherd represent the saints already enjoying eternal bliss.
The lamb, or sheep, symbol, then, of the first class described, has, in all catacomb paintings and on sarcophagi of the fourth century, always a meaning associated with the condition of the deceased after death.
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 Tree And Literary Symbolism
Symbolism: The use of symbolism in the presentation of characters and plots in Jane Eyre and...
Compare the well known statement, "the pen (a symbol of literary power) is mightier than the sword (a symbol of military...
Symbolism in literature and the the Symbolist Movement in France, Spain and Germany.
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 Christian chu - HOPE. Li├Ęge 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
And Elaine Chu made her only basket of the game with a minute left in unity, spiritual growth, and developing Christian examples will also occur.
Don Chu said: "Christian, it is obvious that you are some right wing, conservative puritanical gringo who probably has never left his city.
CHU (Christian Historic Union) Dutch political party forms July 9, 1908 in history.
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