The Cross Before Constantine

Author: Bruce W. Longenecker
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1506400361
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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.

Jesus Christ In World History

Author: Jan A. B. Jongeneel
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631596883
Size: 61.84 MB
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Jesus of Nazareth influenced - and continues to influence - the human community more than anybody else. This study describes and analyzes the perceptions and receptions of Jesus as the Messiah/Christ in six continents from the beginning of the Common Era until today. He appears to be present both within and beyond the traditional borders of Christianity. Individuals and peoples represent him and/or misrepresent him in their cyclical and/or linear settings.

Finding Jesus Faith Fact Forgery

Author: David Gibson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466877901
Size: 27.38 MB
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As featured in the 6-part CNN SERIES "Finding Jesus" FINDING JESUS explores six major artifacts, including the Shroud of Turin, the True Cross, and John the Baptist, that give us the most direct evidence about the life and world of Jesus. The book and attendant CNN series provide a dramatic way to retell "the greatest story ever told" while introducing a broad audience to the history, the latest controversies, and newest forensic science involved in sorting out facts from the fiction of would-be forgers and deceivers. The book and the show draw on experts from all over the world. Beyond the faithful, the book will also appeal to the skeptical and to curious readers of history and archaeology, while it takes viewers of the primetime TV series deeper into the story.

Projecting The Past

Author: Maria Wyke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317796071
Size: 78.85 MB
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Brought vividly to life on screen, the myth of ancient Rome resonates through modern popular culture. Projecting the Past examines how the cinematic traditions of Hollywood and Italy have resurrected ancient Rome to address the concerns of the present. The book engages contemporary debates about the nature of the classical tradition, definitions of history, and the place of the past in historical film.


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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

Dialogus Cum Tryphone

Author: Justin (Martyr, Saint.)
Publisher: Walter De Gruyter Inc
Size: 44.95 MB
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