Signs and symbols

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The crucifix is a christain symbol

Not jjst objects that share beliefs about God. Various forms of religious action or clothing can be symbolic

The words sign and symbol are used interchangeably a sign is often something which points you in a certain diercetion

A symbol is something which points you in the right way abd communicates a deeeper understanding than just words

You can get a better understanding of religious language through symbols as they have a greater meaning

Tillich used symbols to describe god-he argued religious language is symbolic and symbols communicate important beliefs abd values of human beings

In every catholic church there is a lit candle to symbolise the presence of god suggesting the idea of a sacred presence

Non religous symbols function in the same way

For tillich god is the…


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