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Bibliography for Christian Symbols and Meanings

The information on this site is the result of years of meticulous (or obsessive) research.   This Bibliography is complied from my own scratched out notes, and some entries are more complete than others. If you'd like to do some fact checking, or dig deeper in your own study, here are many of the resources that came together to inform PreachingSymbols.com, particularly in regards to Christian symbols and meanings.  If you'd like more complete information on a source, let me know! - Rev. Derek R. Davenport

The Symbolism of our Faith, Allbeck, Willard D., 1972 CSS Publishing Company, Lima Ohio 

Signs and Mysteries: Revealing Ancient Christian Symbols, Aquilina, Mike 2008, Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, Huntingdon IN

Beholding the Glory Begbie, Jeremy ed 2000 Baker Books, Grand Rapids Michigan

The Cross: Its History and Symbolism Benson, George Willard

 Symbolism of the Celtic Cross, Bryce, Derek

 Christian Symbols, Ancient and Modern : A Handbook for Students – Child, Heather  and Colles, Dorothy 1971 Charles Scribner’s Sons

 Art of the Western World, Cole and Gealt

 The New Testament through 100 Masterpieces of Art, Debray, Regis

 How to read Bible Stories and Myths in Art… De Rynck

 Christian Iconography V1 Didron, Adolphe Napoleon – Frederick Ungar Publishing Co NY 1965 (republished from 1851)

 The History of the Puritans: or, Protestant nonconformists from the reformation in 1517, to the revolution in 1688... , Volume Vol 5 –

             “A Declaration of   certain principal articles of religion…”  

Signs & Symbols in Christian Art George Ferguson

 The Image of the Cross and Lights on the Altar...  Hunter, Rose & Co, Toronto, New York: T Whittaker, Bible House 1879

 The history, principles and practice of symbolism in Christian art‎ Hulme, Frederick Edward 1892

Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism – Thomas Inman 1869, reprinted in 1978.

 The History of our Lord as Exemplified in Works of Art Vol II … Jameson, Anna. London, 1865, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green

 Sacred and Legendary Art Vol 1 & II  Jameson, Anna, Houghton Mifflin and company: The Riverside Press, Cambridge 1848

 Understanding Early Christian Art Jensen, Robin Margaret

Worship without Words:The Signs and Symbols of Our Faith Klein, Patricia S. Paraclete Press, Brewster Mass, 2007

The Reformation of the Image Koerner, Joseph Leo, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2004

 The history of the Cross, Laliberte and West, 1960 Macmillan

 The Reformation and the Visual Arts: The Protestant Image Question In Western and Eastern Europe  Michalski, Sergiusz  Routledge Taylor and Francis Group,

              1999, 2001 

 A Treasure of the Cross Miller, Madeleine S. (Mrs. J. Lane Miller) 1956 Harper & Brothers

 Protestants and Pictures: Religion, Visual Culture, and the Age of American Mass Production – David Morgan, Oxford University Press, NY / Oxford, 1999

 Catholic and Reformed: Selected Theological Writings of John Williamson Nevin Nevin, John Williamson; Charles Yrigoyen and Georg H Bricker, Ed.  Pickwick

            Press, Pittsburgh PA 1978

 Human Freedon And A Plea for Philosphy: Two Essays Nevin, John Williamson, Marshall College

 “The evangelical origins of mass media in America,” 1815-1835 Issue 88 of Journalism monographs David Paul Nord Association for Education in Journalism and

            Mass Communication, 1984

 The Meaning of Icons Ouspensky, Leonid and Lossky, Vladimir  St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, Crestwood NY, 1999

 “Avoiding the Crucifix” Pakaluk, Michael  Crisis Magazine August 29th 2009 (elsewhere listed as December 1990)

Iconography of Christian Art - Schiller

A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art Sill, Gertrude Grace, Simon and Schuster Inc, New York NY, 1975, 1996

 Gothic Arches, Latin Crosses: Anti-Catholicism and American church Designs in the Ninetheenth Century Smith, Ryan K. University of North Carolina Press,

           Chapel Hill, 2006

“The Cross: Church Symbol and Contest in 19th Century America” Smith, Ryan K.

 Symbols of the Christian Faith Alva William Steffler

How to Read a Church Richard Taylor Hidden Spring and Imprint of Paulist Press, Mahwah NJ, 2003

 The Cross as Symbol and Ornament – Troyer, Johannes 1961 Westminster Press Philadelphia

Iconoclasm and Iconoclash: Struggle for Religious Identity van Asselt, Willem  (ed) Brill, Leiden/Boston, 2007  

Symbols in the Church  Van Treeck, Carl and Aloysius Croft, M.A., The Bruce Publishing Co. Milwaukee 1936

 History of the Cross, the Pagan Origin, and Idolatrous Adoption and Worship of the Image Ward, Henry Dana, MA London: James Nisbet & Co.

           Philadelphia:Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger 1871

A Complete View of Puseyism Weaver, Robert

 Symbols of the Church Caroll E. Whittemore, ed.

The Symbolism of our Faith, Allbeck, Willard D., 1972 CSS Publishing Company, Lima Ohio 

 Signs and Mysteries: Revealing Ancient Christian Symbols, Aquilina, Mike 2008, Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, Huntingdon IN

Beholding the Glory Begbie, Jeremy ed 2000 Baker Books, Grand Rapids Michigan

The Cross: Its History and Symbolism Benson, George Willard