Christian emblems not a cross: the seven-pointed star

Some times you want a Christian emblem that’s not a cross: not a Latin cross, not a Greek cross, not a Byzantine cross. Nothing — and I think this is the reason for the desire — to be crucified on. I can’t blame anyone for being especially weary and queasy with describing one’s faith with a device of torturous death these days: torture and death has become a matter of public policy.

This is the first of a short series.

Seven-pointed starOne of the more interesting alternatives is the heptagram, or the seven-pointed star.


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Just three reasons for its use by Christians:

  1. Seven has been identified with perfection — as anyone whose been taught The Divine Comedy will recall — and by extension the perfection of God.
  2. It is also a reminder of the seven gifts of the spirit, described in the eleventh chapter of Isaiah: wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, fortitude, piety and fear of the Lord. (There are other lists of spiritual gifts.)
  3. Seven is a key number in the Revelation of John, a coded message about God’s future promises, including a reference to seven stars.

It has uses, of course, in other religions, too. Either way, these two heptagram images are released into the public domain for whatever use.

Seven-pointed star (heptagram) in vector svg format


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Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

6 thoughts on “Christian emblems not a cross: the seven-pointed star”

  1. This puts me in mind of the American Friends Service Committee’s eight-pointed star. (That’s not a criticism; I like the eight-pointed star.)

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