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Constantine's Sword The Church and the Jews

Free read Constantine's Sword The Church and the Jews ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB “A rare book that combines searing passion with a subject that has affected all of our lives” Chicago TribuneNovelist cultural critic former priest James Carroll marries history with memoir as he maps the 2000 year course of the. Jesus was a simple man with a simple philosophy love one another don t be a judge don t be self righteous parading virtue on your sleeve Violence solves nothing Be the first to help others and the last to put yourself forward ahead of themI ve taken up a daily habit that will keep me busy for some time I am visiting all the French and English cathedrals online They are nothing if not symbols of immense power of a religious empire based on the Roman the buildings being derivative of the Roman basilica where emperors sat at the front above the people The structures were meant to inspire awe and submission to supernatural power as represented by clerical powerWhat possible connection could there be between the subject of my first paragraph and that of my second Jesus wanted people to be humble with respect to each other not to a hierarchy of clergy dressed in elaborate attire and carrying symbols of power with a supreme leader at the top claiming to be the representative of God on earth and declared infallible regarding doctrine in 1870 There is nothing in Jesus philosophy that calls for an institution of such wealth and power as the Roman Catholic Church became in his name Constantine s Sword is the work of an ordained Catholic following the course of the church through history with the common thread of anti semitism that has been a feature or less on display for two millennia culminating in a failure to censure let alone act against Hitler the polar opposite to JesusJames Carroll takes the reader on his youthful travels with his devout mother showing the naive acceptance of the story of Jesus and the place assigned to the Jews as responsible for his death on the cross Then we see Carroll become a priest increasingly uestioning the position of the church with regard to the Jews as well as his own responsibility in it This is a book about the morality of church and of the author as a member of itCarroll gives a detailed account of the leading thinkers who set the course of the church and the many popes who could deviate toward acceptance of the Jews but often toward passivity or even encouragement when laymen became violent against Jews It almost becomes farce with the setting up of a Jewish ghetto in Rome on the order of and within sight of the pope in the Vatican The next pope has the ghetto torn down then the next pope has it restored Peter and Paul Constantine Augustine Ambrose Abelard Auinas and many popes from Gregory the Great down to John Paul II are all here with their views and actions analyzed making this a masterpiece of Catholic philosophical investigation and behind it all stands the icon of the church Christ suffering on the cross Carroll highlights that the church makes this the center of attention rather than Jesus message of love and forgivenessThe cross is the thread that binds the book starting with a vision of it in the sky before the Roman emperor Constantine marching to take Rome against his rival Maxentius in 312 CE He saw below the cross the words with this conuer had his troops fashion a cross icon with a vertical spear and a horizontal sword and the following day was victorious Thus did Christianity win his endorsementThe cross is at the end of Carroll s historical account with the display of it at Auschwitz still there in 2020 against the wishes of most Jews Carroll s extreme discomfort with this placement drives his determination to understand why he feels it and how the cross has established itself as representative of a demeaning insulting accusing view of JudaismConstantine wished to bring the empire together under the cross and that purpose has never been lost moving through all the popes into modern times It is well known that to encourage unity a common enemy is helpful and a helpless one was readily available throughout EuropeIn contrast to Jesus call for the love of others church thinkers starting with Augustine have placed blame on Jews for the death of Jesus While Augustine did not call for direct oppression of the Jews he did say that as punishment they were bound to never find peace but must be permitted to exist because their scripture authenticates in the Christian view the coming of Christ through prophesies in what the church calls the Old Testament the first five books of which are the Torah of JudaismBut permanent guilt in a matter so close to the heart of the vast majority of Europeans could not help but lead to terrible treatment in tough times A plague It was the Jews Political unrest The Jews at work Economic decline The Jews are bleeding us dry Beatings riots and dispossession could easily follow and often than not the church looked onTo most in the church the Jew was a scapegoat always at hand but in such small numbers that oppression was easily practiced and hard to resist contradicting Jesus practice of comforting the outcast and befriending the strangerIt is well known that Jesus told his disciple Peter that before the cock would crow Peter would deny three separate times that he knew Jesus Peter vigorously denied it would happen and then went on to fulfill the prophecy realizing with anguish how easily he had betrayed what he claimed was most important to him as he heard the cock crow It is with a similar anguish that James Carroll documents the troubling history of his church ending the book by calling for a Vatican III council to put a determined end to itCarroll has the gift of writing never hesitates to relate the most regrettable episodes of which there are so many The reader feels the author s dedication to duty throughoutJesus stopped a stoning saying let he who is without sin cast the first stone In other words look to yourself before you judge others As a dedicated Catholic the author has done this with an institution that he feels deeply a part of himself It is a job well done Night Moves up a daily habit that will keep me busy for some time I am visiting all the French and English cathedrals online They are nothing if not symbols of immense power of a religious empire based on the Roman the buildings being derivative of the Roman basilica where emperors sat at the front above the people The structures were meant to inspire awe and submission to supernatural power as represented by clerical powerWhat possible connection could there be between the subject of my first paragraph and that of my second Jesus wanted people to be humble with respect to each other not to a hierarchy of clergy dressed in elaborate attire and carrying symbols of power with a supreme leader at the top claiming to be the representative of God on earth and declared infallible regarding doctrine in 1870 There is nothing in Jesus philosophy that calls for an institution of such wealth and power as the Roman Catholic Church became in his name Constantine s Sword is the work of an ordained Catholic following the course of the church through history with the common thread of anti semitism that has been a feature or less on display for two millennia culminating in a failure to censure let alone act against Hitler the polar opposite to JesusJames Carroll takes the reader on his youthful travels with his devout mother showing the naive acceptance of the story of Jesus and the place assigned to the Jews as responsible for his death on the cross Then we see Carroll become a priest increasingly Dark Tide Rising William Monk #24 uestioning the position of the church with regard to the Jews as well as his own responsibility in it This is a book about the morality of church and of the author as a member of itCarroll gives a detailed account of the leading thinkers who set the course of the church and the many popes who could deviate toward acceptance of the Jews but often toward passivity or even encouragement when laymen became violent against Jews It almost becomes farce with the setting Gargoyles of Gaylord Michigan Chillers understand why he feels it and how the cross has established itself as representative of a 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Carroll documents the troubling history of his church ending the book by calling for a Vatican III council to put a determined end to itCarroll has the gift of writing never hesitates to relate the most regrettable episodes of which there are so many The reader feels the author s dedication to duty throughoutJesus stopped a stoning saying let he who is without sin cast the first stone In other words look to yourself before you judge others As a dedicated Catholic the author has done this with an institution that he feels deeply a part of himself It is a job well done

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Free read Constantine's Sword The Church and the Jews ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ilization its fault lines reaching deep into our culture to create “a deeply felt work” San Francisco Chronicle as Carroll wrangles with centuries of strife tragedy to reach a courageous affecting reckoning with difficult truths. This is a SERIOUS read It s long beautifully written and heartfelt thoroughly researched and annotated and 2 millenia in the making Thought provoking yes but soul search provoking also This should be mandatory reading for every practicing Christian particularly Roman Catholics James Carrol amazes I need to blog about this

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Free read Constantine's Sword The Church and the Jews ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Church’s battle against Judaism faces the crisis of faith it has sparked in his own life “Fascinating brave sometimes infuriating” Time this dark history is than a chronicle of religion It's the central tragedy of Western civ. Easily the worst book I have read in the last 10 years The author s historical analysis is flawed throughout the book and no legitimate historian would find it plausible I ve read some of the scholarly reviews of the book and they were not kind Claims throughout the book are often outrageous eg New Testament is anti semetic with little or no scholarship to back up arguments simply having a lot of footnotes does not mean it is well researched or supported by the literature of the field All of his heroes in the book are those who agree with his theologically liberal positions while all the villians are of course theologically conservative This book is really about one man s self created theology and fanciful imagination and not about the topic it claims to addressChristianity does have a lot to answer for in regards to its relationship with the Jews over the last 2000 years including the fostering of anti semitism throughout certain periods of its history but this book contributes nothing of value to this issue Unfortunately many readers are likely to be mislead by this book as they have not read much else on this topic I encourage anyone who thinks this is good history to read further

  • Paperback
  • 768
  • Constantine's Sword The Church and the Jews
  • James Carroll
  • English
  • 27 February 2019
  • 9780618219087

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    (E–pub READ) [Constantine's Sword The Church and the Jews] Dear James Carroll Although you kindly gave me your email address I purposely have not written you in the nearly seven years since meeting you at your 2011 lecture series at Emory University and the reason I have not is that

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    Free read Constantine's Sword The Church and the Jews (E–pub READ) [Constantine's Sword The Church and the Jews] Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB í James Carroll This is a priceless investigation of anti semitism in Christianity and it is an invaluable book However in asmuch as the author does not get past Christianity enough to understand that it had nothing to do with the teachings of Jesus and the f

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    (E–pub READ) [Constantine's Sword The Church and the Jews] Jesus was a simple man with a simple philosophy love one another don't be a judge don't be self righteous parading virtue on your sleeve Violence solves nothing Be the first to help others and the last to put yourself forward ahead of themI've taken up a daily habit that will keep me busy for some time I am visiting all the French and English cathedrals online They are nothing if not symbols of immense power of a religious empi

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    Free read Constantine's Sword The Church and the Jews James Carroll í 6 Free read (E–pub READ) [Constantine's Sword The Church and the Jews] Easily the worst book I have read in the last 10 years The author's historical analysis is flawed throughout the book and no legitimate historian would find it plausible I've read some of the scholarly reviews of the book and they were not kind Claims throughout the book are often outrageous eg New Testament is anti semetic with little or no scholarship to back up arguments simply having a lot of footnotes does

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    (E–pub READ) [Constantine's Sword The Church and the Jews] This is a SERIOUS read It's long beautifully written and heartfelt thoroughly researched and annotated and 2 millenia in the making Thought provoking yes but soul search provoking also This should be mandatory reading for every practicing Christian particularly Roman Catholics James Carrol amazes I need to blog about this

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    Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB í James Carroll (E–pub READ) [Constantine's Sword The Church and the Jews] Antisemitism originated in early Christianity when it split from Judaism It started as early as the letters of Paul and th

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    Free read Constantine's Sword The Church and the Jews Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB í James Carroll James Carroll í 6 Free read James Carroll has a very personal relationship with the Catholic Church having been taken to many holy sites as a child as well as having an audience with the Pope Most strikingly he spent a number of years as a brother He comes to this subject not as someone who wants to denigrate the Church but as a man who wants to understand the

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