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history of the cross in religious and political symbolism

Lynda Jessen Gettig

history of the cross in religious and political symbolism

by Lynda Jessen Gettig

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Published by L.J. Gettig, [Distributed by Rainbow Hogan Museum of the Cross (P.O. Box 2413 Wickenburg 85358)] in Wickenburg, Ariz .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Crosses.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [97]-[99]).

    Statementby Lynda Jessen Gettig.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL604.C7 G48 1989
    The Physical Object
    Pagination93, [6] p. :
    Number of Pages93
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1948052M
    LC Control Number90172552

      So in the holy signs of a religion, we can sometimes find traces of its history. Symbolism thus works by popularity and interpretations. Religious symbols and their meanings can change according to the person interpreting it. For example, the swastika to Hindu is the holy symbol of peace. This motif is drawn on pots and home entrances. The Cross: Its History and Symbolism (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) Kindle Edition and the text traces their similarity and significance to the symbolism found in religious paintings, mosaics, and stained glass. The history, the legends, and the art and symbolism with which the cross is intimately connected form the keynote of this /5(7).

    ALL-SEEING EYE: A universal symbol representing spiritual sight, inner vision, higher knowledge, insight into occult mysteries. Look at your $1 bill. EYE in top Triangle of the PYRAMID: Masonic symbol for the all-seeing eye of god - an mystical distortion of the omniscient (all-knowing) Biblical God. You can find it on the $1 bill. See triangle, Eye of Horus, the Franklin Institute website. The Christian cross. seen as a representation of the instrument of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, is the best-known religious symbol of Christianity. It is related to the crucifix (a cross that includes a usually three-dimensional representation of Jesus’ body) and to the more general family of cross symbols.

    The cross stands as one of the most central images in the Christian tradition. In The Cross: History, Art, and Controversy, Robin Jensen offers a cursory overview of the cross in both art and primary texts throughout Christian history.. Jensen progresses the arguments and catalogues each theme through her nine different chapters. The Christian cross, seen as a representation of the instrument of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, is the best-known religious symbol of Christianity. It is related to the crucifix (a cross that includes a usually three-dimensional representation of Jesus' body) and to the more general family of cross symbols.


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History of the cross in religious and political symbolism by Lynda Jessen Gettig Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Cross Its History and Symbolism Hardcover – If you are looking for the truth, read this book and it reveals the truth about the cross which many Christian believers believe that there is power on this cross, but if you read the origin of the cross it may change your belief that cross is only a pagan symbol and adopted by /5(8).

History of the cross in religious and political symbolism --The cross in American Indian culture --The swastika --Christianity adopts the cross --Astrological symbolism and the cross --Common symbols and styles of crosses --Variations of cross styles --The cross as a symbol of status --The cross as a symbol of mourning --The cross in evangelism --The cross as amulet --The cross as.

The Cross: Its History and Symbolism Paperback – Octo If you are looking for the history of the cross in religious and political symbolism book, read this book and it reveals the truth about the cross which many Christian believers believe that there is power on this cross, but if you read the origin of the cross it may change your belief that cross is only a pagan symbol and /5(8).

There are four basic types of iconographic representations of the cross: the crux quadrata, or Greek cross, with four equal arms; the crux immissa, or Latin cross, whose base stem is longer than the other three arms; the crux commissa, in the form of the Greek letter tau, sometimes called St.

Anthony’s cross; and the crux decussata, named from the Roman decussis, or symbol of the nume also known. The History of the Cross as a Symbol “The cross is a symbol more universal in its use and more important in its significance than any other in the world” (Benson, ).

According to Mass Communications Theory, “Symbols must be created, and people must be gradually taught to associate specific emotions such as love or [ ].

The Greek word generally translated “cross” is staurosʹ. It basically means “an upright pale or stake.”. The Companion Bible points out: “ [ Staurosʹ] never means two pieces of timber placed across one another at any angle. He moreover discovered that no one had ever written a complete history of the symbol, showing the possibility that the stauros or post to which Jesus was affixed was not cross-shaped, and the certainty that, in any case, what eventually became the symbol of christian faith owed some of its prestige as a Christian symbol of Victory and Life to.

This paper deals with the origin of the cross in history and examines the significance of the cross in human pre-Christian worship. The use of the cross symbol by the Church is examined as is the development of the form in religious symbolism. The relationship of the cross to the second commandment is also examined.

The Egyptians used cross symbols in abundance, as did the Hindus. The surprising thing is that the Christian use of the cross did not begin until the time of Constantine, three centuries after Christ.

Archaeologists have not found any Christian use of the symbol before that time. It is best known as the symbol of Christianity, but the cross was also used both before and after Christianity in other religious systems.

The Cross as Christian Symbol. The cross is one of the earliest and most widely used Christian symbol. In the most broad sense it symbolizes the religion. At one time, the religion of Christianity had a different cross as their symbol, than the one used today and over the last years.

The original true cross that the Fathers of the Church had considered a symbol of our Saviour’s cross was the letter Tau, who St. Jerome had declared that the ancient Hebrews before Esdias formed the Tau like a cross, and who Saint Bede had said was.

Peter’s Cross – an emblem of Christian humility an inverted cross sometimes known as Satan’s Cross THIS IS WHAT CATHOLICS BELIEVE.

Peter is believed to have been crucified upside down at his own request, as he did not feel worthy to die the same way as Jesus. Therefore many Christian sects use this cross as a symbol of humility.

Many were 'borrowed' or drawn from early pre-Christian traditions. The cross took the form of a gibbet, consisting of two pieces of timber placed transversely upon one another, in various forms, as a T, or +, with the horizontal piece below the upper end of the upright, or as an X.

cross, on which were the words “Hoc Vince,” meaning, “By this conquer.” He claimed this to be a divine guarantee of his victory.” After his victory, Constantine made the cross the standard of his armies and promoted its worship.

When Christianity later became the state religion of the Roman Empire, the cross became the symbol of the. The Christian cross, seen as a representation of the instrument of the crucifixion of Jesus, is the best-known symbol of Christianity. It is related to the crucifix (a cross that includes a corpus, usually a three-dimensional representation of Jesus' body) and to the more general family of cross symbols, the term cross itself being detached from the original specifically Christian meaning in.

Michael Symmons Roberts investigates the meaning of the Christian cross and hears from those who have discovered its power in their own lives. In Lithuania Peter Owen Jones discovers the political. Religious symbols are used to convey concepts concerned with humanity’s relationship to the sacred or holy (e.g., the cross in Christianity) and also to his social and material world (e.g., the dharmachakra, or wheel of the law, of Buddhism).

Other nonreligious types of symbols achieved increasing significance in the 19th and 20th centuries. Thus, the cross had significance in Jewish religious life during the Roman era.

And this significance is grounded in Ezekiel 9:where the cross is also the “mark” of God, which sets apart the faithful from the rest condemned to death, and is thus the emblem of life, a particular gift of divine grace.

Get this from a library. The cross: its history and symbolism. [George Willard Benson] -- "Centuries before the Christian era, crosses were used as pagan emblems. Early Christians did not employ the symbolism of the cross, which came into general use three centuries after the death of.

Christianity is based on the death of Jesus Christ as an atoning sacrifice for sin. Jesus died on a cross that is why the cross is a symbol of Christianity. Answer/ The prime reason for its use is. This is a list of Christian cross Christian cross, with or without a figure of Christ included, is the main religious symbol of Christianity.A cross with a figure of Christ affixed to it is termed a crucifix and the figure is often referred to as the corpus (Latin for "body").

The term Greek cross designates a cross with arms of equal length, as in a plus sign, while the Latin.Religious symbolism is best known in its more ancient form from the discoveries of archaeologists; this is especially important in the study of Egyptian religion, in which the symbol of the god often appeared more frequently than the likeness of the god himself.

Religious Symbolism: Selected full-text books. Symbol in the Sky. In his history of the Christian Church written in the fourth century, Eusebius of Caesarea recounts that the gesture of outstretched hands used by Christian martyrs in the arena represented Jesus’s crucifixion (History of the Church ).

If Eusebius’s account is historically accurate, then the gesture of outstretched.