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Author Jenkins, Philip, 1952-

Title Jesus wars : how four patriarchs, three queens, and two emperors decided what Christians would believe for the next 1,500 years / Philip Jenkins

Publ Info New York : HarperOne, [2010]
Edition First edition
 PC-DHS Wash. DC  273.5 J52 J58    AVAILABLE
 PC-DHS Wash. DC  273.5 J52 J58 c.2  AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  BT25 .J46 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  BT25 .J46 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xix, 328 pages : maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-317) and index
Contents The heart of the matter -- The war of two natures -- Four horsemen: the Church's patriarchs -- Queens, generals, and emperors -- Not the Mother of God? -- The death of God -- Chalcedon -- How the Church lost half the world -- What was saved
Note 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
LC subject Theology, Doctrinal -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
Jesus Christ -- History of doctrines
Jesus Christ -- Person and offices
Councils and synods
Christian civilization
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