Holy Cross, Life-Giving Tree

Title of book or publication
Holy Cross, Life-Giving Tree
Author(s)
Donnel O’Flynn
Publisher
Church Publishing, Inc.
Month and Year of Publication
July 2017
Description or summary
What would Christianity be like if the principle of a new creation were its guiding idea, and the Cross as Life-Giving Tree its central image? After exploring this principle’s deep roots in tradition, worship, and art, this book proposes Hildegard of Bingen’s concept of virditas—”green-ness”—as a way to know it in daily life. It claims the Cross as healer of division, both among followers of Jesus and among the nations. Holy Cross, Life-Giving Tree is illustrated with Cross images from throughout the Christian world and compares eastern Christian liturgies of the Cross with those of the west. It recounts the origins of the early Jerusalem cult of the Cross, and invites readers to meditate on Scripture passages used by ancient artists. Each of its six chapters ends with reflection questions for going deeper. Holy Cross, Life-Giving Tree is designed for use by study groups or by individuals.
Website
www.churchpublishing.org/holycrosslifegivingtree
Where can the publication be purchased?
Church Publishing, Amazon
Contact name
Donnel O’Flynn
Email
donnel_oflynn@hotmail.com