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

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  • Event:
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  • LCFS Spring Symposium
  • 5.17.18 at 9:00 am
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  • Lutheran Child and Family Services Chapel
  • 1525 N. Ritter Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46219

This Spring Symposium, we will joined by Dr. Robin Jensen, the Patrick O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, who will discuss the origins and history of the cross as a Christian symbol. A light breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP to

Robin M. Jensen is the Patrick O'Brien Professor of Theology and Concurrent Professor of the History of Art at the University of Notre Dame. Her research and publication focuses on the relationship between early Christian art and literature and ways architectural spaces accommodated ritual practices. Her recent publications include The Cross: History, Art, and Controversy (Harvard University Press, 2017); Christianity in Roman Africa: The Development of its Practices and Beliefs (Eerdmans, 2014); and Living Water: Images, Symbols, and Settings of Early Christian Baptism (Brill, 2011).

Postcard for the upcoming LCFS Spring Symposium. The Symposium will take place on 5.17.18 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. RSVP to