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The Symbols of Christianity

Christianity is, and always has been, a faith that finds expression in highly visual ways ... through art, image, icon, symbol, design, and other non-verbal means. Click on any of the images in the table below to explore the principal varieties of Christian symbols and icons, both traditional and contemporary. 






The body



Pop culture




Maltese Cross

Ankh / Cross

Jerusalem Cross

Celtic Cross

More Crosses

More Crosses

Still More Crosses

More Birds

Animals of the Bible

More on the significance of animals within Christianity

More on the face and figure of Jesus

The Jesus Photo Gallery
Our growing collection of photos, drawings, bobble heads, icons, place mats, bumper stickers, roadside signs and other images of Jesus that proliferate in popular culture. The good, the bad and the ugly. The sad, the funny and the satirical. And some that are actually imaginative and inspirational.

The Jesus Video Gallery
From the serious to the satirical, Jesus is the focal point for many of the most popular videos circulating on the world wide web. Check out the latest and most popular here.

Images on these pages are used with permission of the Corel Corporation, are from the excellent website on symbols in Christian art and architecture hosted by Walter E. Gast, are in the pubic domain, or are created and copyrighted by Charles Henderson.

Charles Henderson

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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and author of Faith, Science and the Future, published in 1994 by CrossCurrents Press. He is also the author of God and Science (John Knox / Westminster, 1986) which he is now rewriting to incorporate more recent developments in the conversation taking place between scientists and theologians. He has also written widely for such publications as The New York Times, The Nation, Commonweal, The Christian Century and others.

For further information about Charles P. Henderson.