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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

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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, todays 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.

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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9780061768934
Author:
Jenkins, Philip
Publisher:
HarperOne
Author:
Jenkins, John Philip
Author:
Philip, John
Author:
Jenkins
Author:
Jenkins, John Phi
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lip
Subject:
General
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General Religion
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Religion Comparative-General
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Trade PB
Publication Date:
20110331
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TRADE PAPER
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General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
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9 x 6 x 0.32 in 5.04 oz

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