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Translated from the Italian! In the Middle Ages, peasants could recognize saints by their symbols; today even the college-educated can't. The Lanzis have done us an invaluable service with their extensively researched entries, which document important emblems and motifs and are coupled with 265 color images. 240 pages, hardcover. Liturgical Press.
"Saints and their Symbols" is a guide for recognizing and understanding the saints, explaining why so many of the saints appear in images with Jesus and the Virgin Mary yet remain unnamed, which symbols are associated with each saint, and what their roles were in Christian salvation. With 265 full-color images and biographical information about the saints, this is a work of popular religious culture and anthropology.Liturgical Press