"In other words the cross, in fact as well as figure, does really stand for the idea of breaking out of the circle that is everything and nothing. It does escape from the circular argument by which everything begins and ends in the mind."
~G.K. Chesterton: The Everlasting Man, Part I, VI.—The Demons and the Philosophers.
|Altar Cross, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Gilt bronze corpus on bronze cross, |
1657-61; Treasury of San Pietro, Vatican.