Can someone help me understand what the word "symbol" means when we speak of the "Symbol" of Faith?
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:59 PM
Greek word "symbol" (συμβολον) has many meanings.
In Ecclesiastic usage it is used with the special meaning "a confession of faith".
The meaning of the word "symbolism" is: perception of a thing not by its own sentient, but with intellectual mediation of something else. The thing with the mediation of which we perceive something else, is called a "symbol". Βy adopting this terminology in theological issues, we use the phrase "the Symbol of Faith".
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