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The Cross

History, Art, and Controversy

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674088801

Publication Date: 04/17/2017


280 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

63 color illustrations


  • Preface
  • 1. Scandalum Crucis: The Curse of the Cross
  • 2. Signum Crucis: The Sign of the Son of Man
  • 3. Inventio Crucis: Discovery, Dispersion, and Commemoration of the Cross
  • 4. Crux Abscondita: The Late-Emerging Crucifix
  • 5. Adoratio Crucis: Monumental Gemmed Crosses and Feasts of the Cross
  • 6. Carmina Crucis: The Cross in Poetry, Legend, and Liturgical Drama
  • 7. Crux Patiens: Medieval Devotion to the Dying Christ
  • 8. Crux Invicta: The Cross and Crucifix in the Reformation Period
  • 9. Crux Perdurans: The Cross in the New World, Islam, and the Modern Era
  • Notes
  • Further Reading
  • Credits
  • Index

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