1. Creed; summary of doctrine or faith; confession of faith used as a distinctive emblem. See also Creeds and Confessions; Ecumenical Creeds; Symbolics; Symbolists. 2. Visible sign of something. See also Art, Ecclesiastical and Religious; Symbolism, Christian; Worship, 7. 3. Anything (e.g., a word, abbreviation, name, nickname, sound, motion, color, action, pain or other sensation) that symbolizes, means, indicates, or designates something. See also D; E; J; P.
Religious Symbolism, ed. F. E. Johnson (New York, 1955); C. W. Morris, Signs, Language and Behavior (NYC, 1946); N. O. Schedler, Paul Tillich's Theory of Symbol, unpub. STM thesis (Conc. Sem., St. Louis, Missouri, 1958); G. Ferguson, Signs & Symbols in Christian Art (NYC, 1959); T. A. Stafford, Christian Symbolism in the Evangelical Churches (NYC, 1942); F. R. Webber, Church Symbolism (Cleveland, Ohio, 1938).
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