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A cross is a geometrical figure consisting of two intersecting lines or bars, usually perpendicular to each other.
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- If the church ... does not make God's liberation of the oppressed central in its mission and proclamation, how can it rest easy with a condemned criminal as the dominant symbol of its message?
- James Cone, Speaking the Truth: Ecumenism, Liberation, and Black Theology (1986), p. 6
- Whoever takes up the sword shall perish by the sword. And whoever does not take up the sword (or lets it go) shall perish on the cross.
- The "cross" of Jesus was a political punishment; and when Christians are made to suffer by government it is usually because because of the practical import of their faith, and the doubt they cast upon the rulers' claim to be "Benefactor."
- John Howard Yoder, The Politics of Jesus (1972), p. 125