"Mike Aquilina's Signs and Mysteries provides a popular yet academically rigorous guide to symbols in the early church. The immediately accessible prose -- which quotes thoughtfully from the church fathers, classical and Jewish sources -- is complemented by generous illustrations. He has not only drawn on the obvious archaeological and epigraphic record, he has also delved into the fascinating world of Christian graffiti. An essential book to keep to hand when visiting early Christian sites." --Adrian Murdoch Fellow, British Royal Historical Society
About the Author
Mike Aquilina is vice-president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He has written or edited more than a dozen books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion, including The Way of the Fathers and The Mass of the Early Christians.
Lea Marie Ravotti holds a master's degree in fine art from the University of Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic). Her paintings, drawings, and woodcuts are inspired by the traditions of Christian iconography.