Jesus Wars (PDF)


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    Jesus Wars (PDF) Honestly I struggled a bit to get through this The history is convoluted involving dozens of religious civil and military leaders over hundreds of years and the intricate political machinations are dizzying and difficult to keep track of not to mention the complicated theological disputes about the Trinity Christology and Mary Dr Jenkins includes maps at the beginning and several appendices that list the dramatis personae briefly explain

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    Philip Jenkins Ñ 1 DOWNLOAD REVIEW ☆ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO Ñ Philip Jenkins CHARACTERS Jesus Wars Another good read on the history of Western culture through the lens of Christianity Jenkins covers a huge amount of information that I cannot keep straight without referencing the material What struck me was just how violently Christians attacked one another over the smallest variation in whatever was the orthodox view of the moment Any study of the history of Christianity will lead one to realize just what a human con

  3. says: Jesus Wars (PDF) REVIEW ☆ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO Ñ Philip Jenkins CHARACTERS Jesus Wars

    Jesus Wars (PDF) REVIEW ☆ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO Ñ Philip Jenkins This is a good book I admit that I was extremely skeptical when I first saw it assuming it to be some sort of modern nonsense on how Constantine created Christianity or something like that However when I saw that the Philip Jenkins is indeed an academic historian with serious credentials I decided to give the book a read I am glad I did because I now have a single volume popular history on the late antiue church councils and the politics

  4. says: Jesus Wars (PDF) REVIEW ☆ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO Ñ Philip Jenkins

    Jesus Wars (PDF) This book details how the political maneuverings in the 5th century affected what is officially thought and taught about J

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    Jesus Wars (PDF) In the plethora of current works on non orthodox early movements from the likes of excellent scholars such Bart Ehrman and Elaine Pagel plus the absurd novels of Dan Brown and his imitators which I shutter to mention in the same sentence there has been precious little recent consideration of the establishment

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    CHARACTERS Jesus Wars Philip Jenkins Ñ 1 DOWNLOAD REVIEW ☆ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO Ñ Philip Jenkins Who was Jesus? Was he God? Was he a man? As a Christian I tend to wait for all of the above before answering Yet this Christology whic

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    Jesus Wars (PDF) CHARACTERS Jesus Wars This is like a 200 level history course on the history of the Church councils during the 5th century It is clearly not introductory level but for anyone who has at least a small understanding of the councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon this is an excellent source to read a fairly thorough history all in one volume My biggest

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    Jesus Wars (PDF) REVIEW ☆ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO Ñ Philip Jenkins Philip Jenkins Ñ 1 DOWNLOAD How did Christians go about constructing what is today regarded as orthodoxy? Many educated Westerners have a vague memory that there were councils that produced creeds and definitions and edicts but most have little understanding of the processes personalities and agendas that so greatly shaped Christianity and therefore much of the world's culture Jesus Wars is Philip Jenkins' highly readable guide to the fif

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    Jesus Wars (PDF) I love reading history This post is inspired by a book I read about early Christian history Early Christian history makes the news

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    Philip Jenkins Ñ 1 DOWNLOAD Jesus Wars (PDF) I had seen a review of this book and duly checked it out of the library; who knew that Church controversies of the 5th century could be so interesting and so much fun to read? If one thinks about how the Church decided what was normative in belief at all one imagines conferences with debate teams with everyone working out their d

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  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • Jesus Wars
  • Philip Jenkins
  • en
  • 24 April 2020
  • 9780061768941

CHARACTERS Jesus Wars

CHARACTERS Jesus Wars Philip Jenkins Ñ 1 DOWNLOAD REVIEW ☆ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO Ñ Philip Jenkins Tianity’s biggest paradox the dual nature of Jesus Christ as both fully human and fully divine Jesus Wars is a must for the bookshelf of those who. In the plethora of current works on non orthodox early movements from the likes of excellent scholars such Bart Ehrman and Elaine Pagel plus the absurd novels of Dan Brown and his imitators which I shutter to mention in the same sentence there has been precious little recent consideration of the establishment of Christian orthodoxy from a historical perspective Into that breach steps Philip Jenkins with his interesting and readable Jesus Wars How Four Patriarchs Three ueens and Two Emperors Decided What Christians would Believe for 1500 YearsJenkins illuminates often neglected history of the competing strains of Christianity the charges of heresy and counter heresy leveled over and over again as theologians and bishops sought to settle the apparent contradictions inherent in ideas like the Trinity and The Divine Made Flesh If some imagine these conflicts as intellectual they were at the time considered deadly serious and a deluge of blood was shed on both sides While on occasion one might grow confused about the various heresies Jenkins does yeoman work helping the reader keep them straight including excellent appendices following at the end of certain chapters As for entertainment he also offers a variety of interesting character sketches of the prime movers in the debate neither beatifying nor overly vilifying them No doubt some will take offense but for those interested in learning of the battles that set the fault lines for a millennium and half of Christianity this is a welcome read A Promise Remembered keep them straight including excellent appendices following at the end of certain chapters As for entertainment he also offers a variety of interesting character sketches of the prime movers in the debate neither beatifying nor overly vilifying them No doubt some will take offense but for those interested in learning of the battles that set the fault lines for a millennium and half of Christianity this is a welcome read

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CHARACTERS Jesus Wars Philip Jenkins Ñ 1 DOWNLOAD REVIEW ☆ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO Ñ Philip Jenkins In Jesus Wars highly respected religious historian Philip Jenkins The Next Christendom reveals in bloody detail the fifth century battles over Chris. Honestly I struggled a bit to get through this The history is convoluted involving dozens of religious civil and military leaders over hundreds of years and the intricate political machinations are dizzying and difficult to keep track of not to mention the complicated theological disputes about the Trinity Christology and Mary Dr Jenkins includes maps at the beginning and several appendices that list the dramatis personae briefly explain the outcomes of the several councils and define the beliefs of various groups but a visual representation of the timeline would have been helpful tooIn my simplistic understanding I believed that the Council at Nicea was the main event where orthodox Christian theology was settled In actuality that council held in 325 was just the first of several major councils that redefined orthodoxy in an almost constant back and forth between various centers of power and influence Dozens of schisms multiplied the number of churches and belief systems within Christianity At least since the apostles left Jerusalem at no point in Christian history has one single church plausibly claimed the loyalty of all believers to the exclusion of rival institutions In the mid fourth century perhaps half of all Christians belonged to some group that the Great Church regarded as heretical or schismatic and new splits continued to form It wasn t at all a foregone conclusion that Rome would come out ahead sees in Antioch Alexandria and Constantinople all expressed their claims for supremacy too In addition to the struggles within Christianity there were external threats as well from Attila the Hun Zoroastrian Persia and a brand new religion on the scene in the 600s Islam Early on the influence of pagan religions and Judaism were also freuently feltThe theological differences between the various factions sometimes seem like hair splitting trivialities but Dr Jenkins explains that the largest single mental marker separating the premodern or medieval world from our own was the belief that earthly error had cosmic implicationsIf as they believed errors arose from sinful pride or diabolical subversion then tolerating them attracted God s anger as expressed through different forms of worldly catastrophe famine drought plague floods and earthuakes or defeat in warA regime that tolerated heresy immorality and error would suffer and nobody could complain against this fulfillment of God s essential justiceAnd reverberations are felt today The history of Christian belief is a story of resurrections without endEven when no conceivable connection exists between ancient and modern thought the same ideas resurface unbidden Many of the diametrically opposed arguments and schools of thought that caused such turmoil in the fourth and fifth centuries continue to show up in various denominations today In closing Dr Jenkins suggests that in an ideal world free of the power struggles of antiuity that dialogue can itself be a positive thing a way in which Christian thought develops its own self understanding A religion that is not constantly spawning alternatives and heresies has ceased to think and has achieved only the peace of the graveFor book reviews come visit my blog Build Enough Bookshelves Heroism Begins with Her Inspiring Stories of Bold Brave and Gutsy Women in the US Military keep track of not to mention the complicated theological disputes about the Trinity Christology and Mary Dr Jenkins includes maps at the beginning and several appendices that list the dramatis personae briefly explain the outcomes of the several councils and define the beliefs of various groups but a visual representation of the timeline would have been helpful tooIn my simplistic understanding I believed that the Council at Nicea was the main event where orthodox Christian theology was settled In actuality that council held in 325 was just the first of several major councils that redefined orthodoxy in an almost constant back and forth between various centers of power and influence Dozens of schisms multiplied the number of churches and belief systems within Christianity At least since the apostles left Jerusalem at no point in Christian history has one single church plausibly claimed the loyalty of all believers to the exclusion of rival institutions In the mid fourth century perhaps half of all Christians belonged to some group that the Great Church regarded as heretical or schismatic and new splits continued to form It wasn t at all a foregone conclusion that Rome would come out ahead sees in Antioch Alexandria and Constantinople all expressed their claims for supremacy too In addition to the struggles within Christianity there were external threats as well from Attila the Hun Zoroastrian Persia and a brand new religion on the scene in the 600s Islam Early on the influence of pagan religions and Judaism were also freuently feltThe theological differences between the various factions sometimes seem like hair splitting trivialities but Dr Jenkins explains that the largest single mental marker separating the premodern or medieval world from our own was the belief that earthly error had cosmic implicationsIf as they believed errors arose from sinful pride or diabolical subversion then tolerating them attracted God s anger as expressed through different forms of worldly catastrophe famine drought plague floods and earthuakes or defeat in warA regime that tolerated heresy immorality and error would suffer and nobody could complain against this fulfillment of God s essential justiceAnd reverberations are felt today The history of Christian belief is a story of resurrections without endEven when no conceivable connection exists between ancient and modern thought the same ideas resurface unbidden Many of the diametrically opposed arguments and schools of thought that caused such turmoil in the fourth and fifth centuries continue to show up in various denominations today In closing Dr Jenkins suggests that in an ideal world free of the power struggles of antiuity that dialogue can itself be a positive thing a way in which Christian thought develops its own self understanding A religion that is not constantly spawning alternatives and heresies has ceased to think and has achieved only the peace of the graveFor book reviews come visit my blog Build Enough Bookshelves

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CHARACTERS Jesus Wars Philip Jenkins Ñ 1 DOWNLOAD REVIEW ☆ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO Ñ Philip Jenkins Enjoy the work of Jared Diamond Karen Armstrong NT Wright Elaine Pagels and Alister McGrath as well as anyone interested in early Christian history. This is like a 200 level history course on the history of the Church councils during the 5th century It is clearly not introductory level but for anyone who has at least a small understanding of the councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon this is an excellent source to read a fairly thorough history all in one volume My biggest complaint is that Jenkins gets so focused on the theological side of the issues that he shares almost nothing of the larger historical context in which these theological issues were hammered out One might mistakenly think that the State existed for no other reason than to provide a forum through which the Church might hammer suabble beat bully and kill out these issues In reality issues like the rivalry between Constantinople and Persia the decay of the city and Western Roman Empire and the successive waves of barbarian invasions had a huge part to play on the thinking and actions not just of the emperors but also the church leaders of this time I understand why these were almost a nonfactor in this book but I would have loved to see how the dynamic interplay between them and the issues here discussed Tempted by the Badge To Serve and Seduce #2 kill out these issues In reality issues like the rivalry between Constantinople and Persia the decay of the city and Western Roman Empire and the successive waves of barbarian invasions had a huge part to play on the thinking and actions not just of the emperors but also the church leaders of this time I understand why these were almost a nonfactor in this book but I would have loved to see how the dynamic interplay between them and the issues here discussed