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The cross stirs intense feelings among Christians as well as non-Christians. In The Cross: History, Art, and Controversy, Robin Jensen takes readers on an intellectual and spiritual journey through the two-thousand-year evolution of the cross as an idea and an artifact, illuminating the controversies—along with the forms of devotion—this central symbol of Christianity inspires.
Jensen's wide-ranging study focuses on the cross in painting and literature, the quest for the "true cross" in Jerusalem, and the symbol's role in conflicts from the Crusades to wars of colonial conquest. The Cross also reveals how Jews and Muslims viewed the most sacred of all Christian emblems and explains its role in public life in the West today.
Vendor: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: 2017
Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity: Ritual, Visual, and Theological DimensionsRobin M. JensenBaker Academic / 2012 / Trade Paperback$29.25
Visual Theology: Forming and Transforming the Community through the ArtsRobin M. Jensen(Eds.) & Kimberly J. Vrudny(Eds.)Liturgical Press / 2009 / Trade Paperback$35.96 Retail:
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Face to Face: Portraits of the Divine in Early ChristianityRobin M. JensenAugsburg Fortress / 2004 / Trade Paperback$26.13
The Substance of Things Seen: Art, Faith, and the Christian CommunityRobin M. JensenWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2004 / Trade Paperback$18.00 Retail:
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