Friday, December 26, 2008

apotropaic church

This quote:
"Anyhow, here’s a great word: apotrope . A commentator over at Edge of the West noted that much of American conservative speech (the blaming of the poor, for example) can be explained as apotropaic gestures, like making the sign of the cross to ward off harm.".
-link, and HT to Beth for the tip on this blog

..makes me wonder how often we do the name of Jesus, of course.

I googled for a picture, and look what I found!

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