Author: Robin M. Jensen Retail Price: $35.00 Our Price: $31.50
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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.