Jesus Wars

Jesus Wars

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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, Philip Jenkins describes how political maneuvers by a handful of powerful characters shaped Christian doctrine. Were it not for these battles, today's church could be teaching something very different about the nature of Jesus, and the papacy as we know it would never have come into existence. Jesus Warsreveals the profound implications of what amounts to an accident of history: that one faction of Roman emperors and militia-wielding bishops defeated another.


ISBN: 9780061768934

Published Date: March 8, 2011

Publisher: Harper Collins

Language: English

Page Count: 328

Size: 7.98" l x 5.26" w x 0.92" h