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summary Constantine's Sword The Church and the Jews ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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. This might be the most powerful book I ve ever read It details the history of Christianity with regard to antisemitism It begins at the time of Jesus death and goes through Vatican II I knew the Church far from perfect but I had no idea that it not only tolerated antisemitism but FOSTERED it Carroll is an ex priest The first part of the book too long in my husband s estimation is spent on explaining Carroll s personal experience with the Church which forms the framework for his writing of this book For me the fact that a devout Catholic wrote this book gave it validity than if it had been a non Catholic or non Christian I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in exploring the historical truth about Christianity

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summary Constantine's Sword The Church and the Jews ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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. I think what may shed a cleansing light upon the dark recesses of ignorance pertaining to any dispute of this excellent book would be for everyone here to read up on Mithraism Mithra In a nut shell it preceded Christ by 600 years at least and surprise has almost identical teachings many of the same stories as the bible Basically Constantine who ordered the first mass printing of the bible was a follower of Mithra first and as a method of consolidating power helped replace the Pagan God Mithra but still keeping many of the same stories with the fabled figure head of the back then minor cult called Christianity Constantine then appointed himself Pope of this now better organized funded religion as well as having the power title of Emperor Time to grow up everyone Jews Muslm s too have forged their religions over this original super religions stories views Read learn the real truth As for the similarities between Mithra Mithraism Jesus and ChristianityMithra was born on December 25th sometimes in a stable or cave but traditionally from a rock The Roman Emperor Aurelian declared December 25 to be the official birthday of Mithra circa 270 CE even attended by shepards who brought giftsMithra was a traveling teacherMithra had 12 disciplesHe performed MiraclesHe was buried in a tombIn three days he was resurrectedHe was called the Good ShepardHe was considered the Way the Truth and the Light the Redeemer the Savior the MessiahHis sacred day was SundayHis resurrection was celebrated on EasterHe had a Last Supper when he returned to his father Also called the Eucharist or the Lord s SupperHe was believed not to have died but to have ascended to heaven where it was believed he would return at the end of time where he would judge the living and the deadHe granted immortal life of his followers through baptismFollowers of Mithra were lead by a papa the Greek word for father and what pope is derived fromwho ruled on Vatican Hill in RomeRemember This is all BEFORE Christ Records show at the very least 600 years before Followers of Mithra celebrated sacramenta a consecrated bread and wine using chanting incensebells candles and holy water just as is found in the Catholic MassHe who will not eat of my body and drink of my blood so that he will be made on with me and I with him the same shall not know salvation NO this isn t John 653 54 Its actually an inscription to Mithras Yup folks your entire life devoted to Christianity has been a fraud The bible is just the book of plagiarism design to control tax the populace of the old world and things haven t changed much since

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summary Constantine's Sword The Church and the Jews ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub “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


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