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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.

Publication Info. New York : HarperOne, [2010]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  270.2 JEN    AVAILABLE
 Kankakee PL Third Floor - KKBB-2  270.2 JENKINS    AVAILABLE
 Morris Area PL Adult Non Fiction - MRBB-3  270.2 JEN    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  270.2 JEN    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  270.2 JEN    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  270.2 JEN    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xix, 328 pages : maps ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-317) and index.
Contents Introduction: Who do you say that I am? -- The heart of the matter -- God and Caesar. The war of two natures -- Four horsemen : the Church's patriarchs -- Queens, generals, and emperors -- Councils of chaos. Not the Mother of God? -- The death of God -- Chalcedon -- A world to lose. How the Church lost half the world -- What was saved.
Summary 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 something 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
Subject Jesus Christ -- History of doctrines.
Jesus Christ -- Person and offices.
Theology, Doctrinal -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Councils and synods.
Christian civilization.
ISBN 9780061768941 : $26.99

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