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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

Author: Philip Jenkins
Publisher: New York : HarperOne, 2011, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st HarperCollins pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Jesus Wars reveals how official, orthodox teaching about Jesus was the product of political maneuvers by a handful of key characters in the fifth century. Jenkins argues that were it not for these controversies, the papacy as we know it would never have come into existence and that today's church could be teaching some-thing very different about Jesus. It is only an accident of history that one group of Roman  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Jenkins
ISBN: 9780061768934 0061768936
OCLC Number: 988519149
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2010.
Description: xix, 328 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: PART ONE: God and Caesar --
The war of two natures --
Four horsemen: The Church's patriarchs --
Queens, generals, and emperors. PART TWO: Councils of chaos --
Not the Mother of God? --
The death of God --
Chalcedon. PART THREE: A world to lose --
How the Church lost half the world --
What was saved.
Responsibility: Philip Jenkins.

Abstract:

Jesus Wars reveals how official, orthodox teaching about Jesus was the product of political maneuvers by a handful of key characters in the fifth century. Jenkins argues that were it not for these controversies, the papacy as we know it would never have come into existence and that today's church could be teaching some-thing very different about Jesus. It is only an accident of history that one group of Roman emperors and militia-wielding bishops defeated another faction. --from publisher description.
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