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The Thief, The Cross And The Wheel

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Christ's Crucifixion is one of the most recognized images in Western culture, and it has come to stand as a universal symbol of both suffering and salvation. But often overlooked is the fact that ultimately the Crucifixion is a scene of capital punishment. Mitchell Merback reconstructs the religious, legal, and historical context of the Crucifixion and of other images of public torture. The result is a fascinating account of a time when criminal justice and religion were entirely interrelated and punishment was a visual spectacle devoured by a popular audience. Merback compares the images of Christ's Crucifixion with those of the two thieves who met their fate beside Jesus. Includes illustrations.

Paperback book in very good condition. Has a little shelf wear and faint crease in top right corner.

Item details

Author(s):
Mitchell B. Merback
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1999
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1861890982
ISBN-13:
9781861890986
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Reaktion
Title:
The Thief, the Cross and the Wheel

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Christ's Crucifixion is one of the most recognized images in Western culture, and it has come to stand as a universal symbol of both suffering and salvation. But often overlooked is the fact that ultimately the Crucifixion is a scene of capital punishment. Mitchell Merback reconstructs the religious, legal, and historical context of the Crucifixion and of other images of public torture. The result is a fascinating account of a time when criminal justice and religion were entirely interrelated and punishment was a visual spectacle devoured by a popular audience. Merback compares the images of Christ's Crucifixion with those of the two thieves who met their fate beside Jesus. Includes illustrations.

Paperback book in very good condition. Has a little shelf wear and faint crease in top right corner.

Author(s):
Mitchell B. Merback
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1999
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1861890982
ISBN-13:
9781861890986
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Reaktion
Title:
The Thief, the Cross and the Wheel

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