The lamb as a symbol of christ is one of the favorite and most frequently used symbols in all periods of christian art many scriptural passages give authority for this symbolism a typical reference is john is 129 the next day john seeth jesus coming unto him and saith behold the lamb of god which taketh away the sin of the world the holy lamb is often depicted with a nimbus . Signs symbols in christian art first published in 1954 and having gone through several editions this comprehensive book remains the authoritative source in the study of symbols in christian art. I enjoy learning about christian symbolism in the art and architecture of churches this book has entries on many religious figures but it does not explain the art or architecture itself so there is an entry say to explain who st peter was but no examples of the art or churches that features him there is also a strong christian viewpoint in the entry descriptions more so than merely . Signs and symbols in christian art by george ferguson 346 pp 96 plates in black and white 16 plates in color 250 marginal drawings new york oxford university press 1954 1000 show all authors robert a koch 1 robert a koch princeton university princeton new jersey see all articles by this author search google scholar for this author first published july 1 1955 book review
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