Preliminaries; 1. The Cross in Its Place; 2. The Cross and Society; 3. The Cross in a Jewish Cradle; 4. The Cross in Textual images; 5. The Cross in the Material Record; 6. The Cross in a Pompeii Bakery; 7. The Cross in the Literary Record; 8. The Cross and Its Advocates; 9. A Very Short Conclusion; Bibliography.
Bruce W. Longenecker is professor of early Christianity and W. W. Melton Chair of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, having formerly taught in Britain at St. Andrews, Cambridge, and Durham Universities.