Upending a longstanding consensus, Bruce W. Longenecker presents a wide variety of material artifacts to illustrate that Christians made use of the cross as a visual symbol of their faith long before Constantine appropriated it to consolidate his power in the fourth century. Constantine did not invent the cross as a symbol of Christian faith; for an impressive number of Christians before Constantine's reign, the cross served as a visual symbol of commitment to a living deity in a dangerous world.
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|Size: ||8.4 MB|
|Publisher: ||Fortress Press|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||2370006740407 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|