Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would…

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byJohn Philip Jenkins

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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.

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The Fifth-Century Political Battles That Forever Changed the ChurchIn 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 diff...

Philip Jenkins, the author ofThe Lost History of Christianity,Jesus Wars, andThe 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 inThe Wall Street Journal,The New Republic,The Atlantic Monthly, andThe Washington Postand has be...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:March 8, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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“Jenkins manages to explain very clearly why people in the early Christian era were so passionately concerned with issues of high theology.”