#8: The Symbol of the Cross & The Religious Imagination

February 19, 2018

The symbol of the Cross is fixated in the imagination of western culture, but its orgins are not what we think they are.  What if I told you...

  • The Cross was not the symbol of Christianity for the first 300 years after Christ…
  • The Cross as a literal symbol was non-existent those 300 years… not in artwork, not in mosaics, not in places of worship, not anywhere…
  • That a majority of Jews worldwide, see the Cross as a symbol of anti-semitic hatred...
  • The Cross as a symbol of Christianity was popularized by the Roman Emperor Constantine with his vision on the Milvian Bridge…

Have I whetted your appetite yet?  Did I get your curious quotient up?  Are you ready to learn some amazing facts of history that shed light on a symbol we thought we knew?  Let’s see some of the stuff we missed in church history regarding the symbol of the cross.

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