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Religious symbols and their functions

based on papers read at the Symposium on Religious Symbols and Their Functions, held at Åbo on the 28th-30th of August 1978

by Symposium on Religious Symbols and Their Functions (1978 Turku, Finland)

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Published by Distributed by Almqvist & Wiksell International in Stockholm, Sweden .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Signs and symbols -- Congresses.,
  • Symbolism -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Haralds Biezais.
    SeriesScripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis ;, 10
    ContributionsBiezais, Haralds, 1909-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL603 .S95 1978
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxix, 177 p., [2] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages177
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4194968M
    ISBN 109122001999
    LC Control Number80473759

    Religious symbols have generated controversy in many circles, be they religious or secular, public or private, and within or outside academia. This book singles out a particularly contentious issue: religious symbols in public functions and focuses on the judiciary, the police and public education. A topic with a tumultuous history, religious symbolism in public schools continues to be a deeply divisive topic for France and The United States, as these documents show. France. Primary Sources. The Law. Religious freedom is a cornerstone of French law written explicitly in the French Constitution. France has had five republicans.

    Stockholm, Almqvist & Wiksell International, ; one vol. in-8°, xxxp. (Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis, t. X). The book is a collection of papers read at the Abo symposium on religious symbols and their functions in August Author: Jean-Pierre Van Noppen. N. Kokosalakis, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Symbols, Transcendence, and Salvation. Religious symbols arise out of the tension which exists between consciousness and the world. Indeed, the raison d'être of religious symbolism is to transcend that tension and move beyond, into ‘the other,’ into the world of transcendence.

    Mar 9, - Explore jcmonst3r's board "Religious Symbols", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Religious symbols, Symbols and Spiritual symbols pins. Reference used: The ultimate reference book on religions of the world is the two volume monumental set, World Christian Encyclopedia, released in mid, by Oxford University contains pages with information about religion in the countries of the world: David Barrett et al, "World Christian Encyclopedia: A comparative survey of churches and religions - AD 30 to ," Oxford.


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