Title Constantine's Sword The Church and The Jews A History
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Publisher Houghton Mifflin 2001
0395779278 / 9780395779279
Seller ID CSword
In this book the author maps the profoundly troubling 2000 yr course of the Church's battle against Judaism and faces the crisis of faith it has provoked in his own life as a Catholic. More than a chronicle of religion, this dark history is the central tragedy of Western civilization, its fault lines reaching deep into our culture. This is a work of singular power and urgency reached through meticulous research and intense examination. The author reconstructs the dramatic story of the Church's conflict not only with the Jews, but with itself. From the failure to protest the Holocaust, to Gospel accounts of the crucifixion, to Constantine's transformation of the cross into a sword, the author meticulously traces history.