Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would Believe for the Next 1,500 years

Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would Believe for the Next 1,500 years

by John Philip Jenkins
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Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would Believe for the Next 1,500 years by John Philip Jenkins

The Fifth-Century Political Battles That Forever Changed the Church

In this fascinating account of the surprisingly violent fifth-century church, PhilipJenkins describes how political maneuvers by a handful of powerful charactersshaped Christian doctrine. Were it not for these battles, today’s church could beteaching something very different about the nature of Jesus, and the papacy as weknow it would never have come into existence. Jesus Wars reveals the profoundimplications of what amounts to an accident of history: that one faction ofRoman emperors and militia-wielding bishops defeated another.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061768934
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 438,211
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Philip Jenkins, the author of The Lost History of Christianity, Jesus Wars, and The Next Christendom, is a Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion. He has published articles and op-ed pieces in The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, The Atlantic Monthly, and The Washington Post and has been a guest on top national radio shows across the country.

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Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would Believe for the Next 1,500 years 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I have read on the history of the Christian faith and church. Clear easy to read well done book. Author is highly credited and has taught this subject his entire life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was well written, using both humopr and intrigue to show the reader just how turbulent the early church period was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While the book had several interesting points, I found it hard to follow at times and was a bit bored at times.
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