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The Resource Constantine's sword : the church and the Jews : a history, James Carroll

Constantine's sword : the church and the Jews : a history, James Carroll

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Constantine's sword : the church and the Jews : a history
Title
Constantine's sword
Title remainder
the church and the Jews : a history
Statement of responsibility
James Carroll
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The author, once a Catholic priest, "maps the profoundly troubling two-thousand-year course of the Church's battle against Judaism."--Jacket
  • "In a bold and moving book that is sure to spark heated debate, the novelist and cultural critic James Carroll maps the profoundly troubling two-thousand-year course of the Church's battle against Judaism, and faces the crisis of faith it has provoked in his own life as a Catholic. More than a chronicle of religion, this dark history is the central tragedy of Western civilization, its fault lines reaching deep into our culture. The Church's failure to protest the Holocaust--the infamous 'silence' of Pius XII--is only part of the story: the death camps, Carroll shows, are a culmination of the long, entrenched tradition of anti-Judaism. From Gospel accounts of the crucifixion of Jesus, to Constantine's transformation of the cross into a sword, to the rise of blood libels, scapegoating, and modern antisemitism, Carroll reconstructs the dramatic story of the Church`s conflict not only with Jews but with itself. Yet in tracing the arc of this history, he affirms that it did not necessarily have to be so. There were roads not taken, heroes forgotten; new roads can be taken yet. Demanding that the Church finally face this past in full, Carroll calls for a fundamental rethinking of the deepest questions of Christian faith. Only then can Christians, Jews, and all who carry the burden of this history begin to forge a new future. Drawing on his well-known talents as a storyteller and memoirist, and weaving historical research through an intensely personal examination of conscience, Carroll has created a work of singular power and urgency. Constantine's Sword is a brave and affecting reckoning with difficult truths that will touch every reader."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carroll, James
Dewey number
261.2/6/09
Index
index present
LC call number
BM535
LC item number
.C37 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
000099297
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Christianity and antisemitism
  • Judaism
  • Judaism
  • Catholic Church
  • Christianity and antisemitism
  • Interfaith relations
  • Judaism
Label
Constantine's sword : the church and the Jews : a history, James Carroll
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 696-719) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Epilogue: The faith of a Catholic
  • The cross at Auschwitz
  • New Testament origins of Jew hatred
  • Constantine, Augustine, and the Jews
  • From Crusades to conversionism
  • The Inquisition: enter racism
  • Emancipation, revolution, and a new fear of Jews
  • The church and Hitler
  • A call for Vatican III
Control code
ocm44727744
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 756 pages
Isbn
9780618219087
Lccn
00061329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Constantine's sword : the church and the Jews : a history, James Carroll
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 696-719) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Epilogue: The faith of a Catholic
  • The cross at Auschwitz
  • New Testament origins of Jew hatred
  • Constantine, Augustine, and the Jews
  • From Crusades to conversionism
  • The Inquisition: enter racism
  • Emancipation, revolution, and a new fear of Jews
  • The church and Hitler
  • A call for Vatican III
Control code
ocm44727744
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 756 pages
Isbn
9780618219087
Lccn
00061329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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