The Cross: History, Art, and Controversy

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Harvard University Press, Apr 17, 2017 - Religion - 280 pages
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The cross stirs intense feelings among Christians and non-Christians alike. Robin Jensen takes readers on an intellectual and spiritual journey through the 2,000-year evolution of the cross as idea and artifact, illuminating the controversies and forms of devotion this central symbol of Christianity inspires.
 

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The Cross: History, Art, and Controversy

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Jensen (theology, Univ. of Notre Dame) follows the cross from its ignoble Christian beginnings through its manifestations as a focus of art, poetry, and theater, into its reevaluation during the ... Read full review

Contents

The Curse of the Cross
1
The Sign of the Son of Man
25
Discovery Dispersion and Commemoration of the Cross
49
The LateEmerging Crucifix
74
Monumental Gemmed Crosses and Feasts of the Cross
97
The Cross in Poetry Legend and Liturgical Drama
123
Medieval Devotion to the Dying Christ
150
The Cross and Crucifix in the Reformation Period
179
The Cross in the New World Islam and the Modern Era
204
Notes
223
Further Reading
255
Credits
261
Index
267
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Robin M. Jensen is Patrick O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame.

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