Saturday, February 21, 2009

Harnack on Symbols

What we nowadays understand by "symbol" is a thing which is not that which it represents; at that time [antiquity] "symbol" denoted a thing which in some kind of way really is what it signifies. - Harnack History of Dogma 1888, I. p. 397
And here I thought it was only we Catholic polemicists that said such things.

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