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For additional reading, let me highly recommend George Ferguson’s, Signs and Symbols in Christian Art. If you are an artist looking for many symbol variations, Heather Child and Dorothy Colles’ book, Christian Symbols, Ancient & Modern is excellent. The best place I have found online to purchase older, out-of-print Christian symbols books is www.alibris.com.

Anderson, M. D. The Imagery of British Churches,
London: John Murray, 1955.
Audsley, W. & G.,Handbook of Christian Symbolism,
London: Day & Son, Limited, 1865.
Child, Heather & Dorothy Colles. Christian Symbols, Ancient & Modern, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1971.
Clement, Clara Erskine. Angels in Art, Boston: L. C. Page & Co., 1898.
Cope, Gilbert. Symbolism in the Bible and the Church, New York: Philosophical Library, 1959.
Crossley, Fred. English Church Craftsmanship, London: B. T. Batsford Ltd., 1947.
Dillistone, F. W. Christianity and Symbolism, London: Collins, 1955.
Fleming, Daniel Johnson. Christian Symbols in a World Community, New York: Friendship Press, 1940.



Ferguson, George. Signs and Symbols in Christian Art, New York: Oxford Press, 1977.
Gast, Walter.
Symbols in Christian Art & Architecture, accessed February 20, 2007; available from http://www.planetgast.net/symbols; internet.
Grabar, Andre. Christian Iconography, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1968.
Hulme, Edward. Symbolism in Christian Art, Poole: Blandford Press, 1841.
Jameson, A. Sacred and Legendary Art, Two Volumes, New York: Longmans, Green & Co., 1911.
Knapp, Justina. Christian Symbols and How To Use Them, Milwaukee, Bruce Publishing Co., 1935.
Mâle, Emile. The Gothic Image, Religious Art in France of the Thirteen Century, New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1958.
Rest, Friedrich. Our Christian Symbols, Philadelphia:Education Press, 1954.
Ritter, Richard H. The Arts of the Church, Boston: The Pilgrim Press, 1947.
Speak, Jennifer. The Dent Dictionary of Symbols in Christian Art, London: J. M. Dent, 1994.
Stafford, Thomas Albert. Christian Symbolism in the Evengelical Churches, New York: Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1942.
Taylor, Richard. How to Read a Church, New Jersey: HiddenSpring, 2003.
Voragine, Jacobus de. The Golden Legend, Readings of the Saints, Two Volumes, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1993.
Webber, F. R. Church Symbolism, Cleveland: J. H. Jansen, 1938.

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