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The Human Body in Christian Symbolism

Contrary to prevailing public impression, the human body has been, throughout history, and continues to be today, one of the principal symbols of the sacred.  It is a central point of focus in Christian art, architecture and iconography.

Genesis refers to humanity as having been created “in the image and likeness of God.” New Testament writers refer to the body as the “temple of God.” “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God?” 1 Cor: 6.  Read more …..