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The Resource The cross : history, art, and controversy, Robin M. Jensen

The cross : history, art, and controversy, Robin M. Jensen

Label
The cross : history, art, and controversy
Title
The cross
Title remainder
history, art, and controversy
Statement of responsibility
Robin M. Jensen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The cross stirs intense feelings among Christians as well as non-Christians. 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. Jesus's death on the cross posed a dilemma for Saint Paul and the early Church fathers. Crucifixion was a humiliating form of execution reserved for slaves and criminals. How could their messiah and savior have been subjected to such an ignominious death? Wrestling with this paradox, they reimagined the cross as a triumphant expression of Christ's sacrificial love and miraculous resurrection. Over time, the symbol's transformation raised myriad doctrinal questions, particularly about the crucifix--the cross with the figure of Christ--and whether it should emphasize Jesus's suffering or his glorification. How should Jesus's body be depicted: alive or dead, naked or dressed? Should it be shown at all? 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.--
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Provided by publisher
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MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jensen, Robin Margaret
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BV160
LC item number
.J46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crosses
  • Crosses in art
  • Holy Cross
  • Holy Cross in art
Label
The cross : history, art, and controversy, Robin M. Jensen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scandalum crucis : the curse of the cross -- Signum crucis : the sign of the son of man -- Inventio crucis : discovery, dispersion, and commemoration of the cross -- Crux abscondita : the late-emerging crucifix -- Adoratio crucis : monumental gemmed crosses and feasts of the cross -- Carmina crucis : the cross in poetry, legend, and liturgical drama -- Crux patiens : medieval devotion to the dying Christ -- Crux invicta : the cross and crucifix in the Reformation period -- Crux perdurans : the cross in the New World, Islam, and the modern era
Control code
959648870
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 270 pages
Isbn
9780674088801
Lccn
2016040930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026989231
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959648870
Label
The cross : history, art, and controversy, Robin M. Jensen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scandalum crucis : the curse of the cross -- Signum crucis : the sign of the son of man -- Inventio crucis : discovery, dispersion, and commemoration of the cross -- Crux abscondita : the late-emerging crucifix -- Adoratio crucis : monumental gemmed crosses and feasts of the cross -- Carmina crucis : the cross in poetry, legend, and liturgical drama -- Crux patiens : medieval devotion to the dying Christ -- Crux invicta : the cross and crucifix in the Reformation period -- Crux perdurans : the cross in the New World, Islam, and the modern era
Control code
959648870
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 270 pages
Isbn
9780674088801
Lccn
2016040930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026989231
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959648870

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