The Story of the Cross

A Visual History

£14.99 £8.99

ISBN: 9780745980638 Categories: , ,

ISBN: 9780745980638

Publication date: November 19, 2021

Format: Hardback

Extent: 160 pages

Dimensions: 240mm(length) 195mm(width)

Imprint: Lion Books

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Over the past 2000 years the portrayal of the cross has changed and developed. 

How have these changes reflected belief and culture around the world? Through images produced by Christians and non-Christians, the authors will explore changing ideas about the cross, and the way in which different cultures have responded to the cross.

Meet the author: Mr Martyn Whittock

Martyn Whittock

Martyn Whittock graduated in Politics from Bristol University and is the author or co-author of fifty-two books, including school history textbooks and adult history books. He taught history for thirty-five years and latterly, was curriculum leader for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education at a Wiltshire secondary school. He is a Licensed Lay Minister in the Church of England. He has acted as an historical consultant to the National Trust and English Heritage. He retired from teaching in July 2016 to devote more time to writing. His Lion books include: The Vikings: from Odin to Christ, Christ: The First 2000 Years, Daughters of Eve, Jesus: The Unauthorized Biography, and The Story of the Cross


Meet the author: Ms Esther Whittock

Esther Whittock is a religious studies teacher and author living in England. She is a University of Cambridge graduate in Theology and Religious studies. Martyn Whittock is her father.


Reviews for The Story of the Cross

'A really accessible introduction to what must be the most widespread and recognisable symbol in history. It is a beautiful, informative and thoughtprovoking book.' Dr James Gardom, Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University

'This is a fascinating and challenging book. The cross is an enduring and powerful symbol and the authors have brought together its history, appeal, and controversy across contexts
and continents in a most interesting and illustrative way. I would highly recommend it.' The Rt Revd Karen Gorham, Bishop of Sherborn

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