The Cross: When and Why It Became the Church’s Central Symbol

Visual depictions of the cross and crucifixion are rare before the sixth century and initially refer to Christ’s triumph and glory rather than his suffering and death. This talk considers the earliest examples and discusses their distinctive messages. Robin Jensen is the Patrick O’Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame.

About the Series:

Saturday Scholars: A different game plan for autumn weekends.
You are invited to join in discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times.

Each lecture and Q&A is presented in the Snite Museum’s Annenberg Auditorium on a home football game Saturday. All lectures are free and open to the public.

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September 7, 2018

Art and HistoryReligion and PhilosophyCatholicismCollege of Arts and LettersHistoryRobin JensenTheology