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summary Jesus Wars Jesus Wars review ´ 3 In Jesus Wars highly respected religious historian Philip Jenkins The Next Christendom reveals in bloody detail the fifth century battles over Chris. 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 that surrounded them that I can pass on to others as a good bookThe essential premise behind Jenkins work is that the politics that surrounded the church councils which took place from the early fourth century to the middle of the fifth played an enormous role in their outcome At times it feels like Jenkins is trying to make his thesis sound controversial than it is despite the fact that this book is basically academic orthodoxy That hardly detracts from the lively narrative however as Jenkins cogently discusses the relations between the great sees in the east as well as Constantinople and Rome While he does a very good job in summarizing the theological issues the core of this book surrounds the politics that characterized the councils Jenkins does not fall into the trap of disregarding the beliefs of the major actors just because politics are involved and in fact he does a good job demonstrating how Eusebeian Christianity made the theological issues imperative for both churchmen and the rulers of the later Roman Empire The section on Nestorius chapter five Not the Mother of God is particularly well done and Jenkins helps to rehabilitate his reputation as well as show the role that the suabbling Theodosian women played in his deposition Interested readers should take a look at Holum s Theodosian Empresses Women and Imperial Dominion in Late Antiuity and Jenkins references to the similar deposition of John Chrysostom at the beginning of the fifth century are carefully placed inside their context None of Jenkins argument for Nestorius orthodoxy is novel or controversial today in academic spheres and Jenkins should be applauded for bringing it into the popular history sphere so smoothly He demonstrates how the previous councils led to Chalcedon in 451 but then goes on to show that despite the importance of Chalcedon in the west many of the matters were hardly settledNonetheless this is not a perfect book For one Jenkins wrote on the politics of the late Roman church councils and yet I really wonder about his understanding of the late Roman world It seems that everything has to be interpreted inside the religious sphere for Jenkins and as such many of the momentous events of the fifth to seventh centuries are forced into a religious context that they do not necessarily belong to For example he states that the persecution of the Nestorian church drove them to expand in Persia It is true that the Nestorian church was persecuted but it was not done because they did not harbour Chalcedonian views it was done because their Romanitas was uestioned because of the group s success in Persia The Persian element and the Roman fear of a fifth column in Syria lay behind the persecution of this group but Jenkins never mentions itMost of the problems in this book belong to the penultimate chapter How the Church Lost Half the World where this generally good book begins to unravel precipitously The argument of this chapter is based around the emperors of the six century beginning to consistently support Chalcedonian Christianity His treatment of Justinian s subtle policy of allowing Theodora to have Monophysite views is very good and almost certainly correct The idea that he is trying to push here is that imperially mandated Chalcedonian Christianity led to the establishment of separate churches in the east There is no denying the fact that separate Monophysite clerical orders were established in the east but he downplays the attempts at reconciliation Jenkins brings up Monotheletism an imperial attempt to ignore the results of Chalcedon by arguing that Christ whether Christ had one nature or two he had one will This was not merely an attempt by a struggling empire to keep its provinces theologically correct but rather just one side of what the Monophysite provinces tried to do as well To them Constantinople and Rome were in error and they needed to fix that if the Roman Empire was going to continue to prosper They did not try to secede from the Empire due to their religious differences they fought for just what they had fought for at Nicaea Ephesos Constantinople and Chalcedon universal belief It was the political separation that resulted from the Muslim conuest that forced the churches who were trying to work together to go separate ways Even after this time reconciliation attempts were made by both sides For example in the ninth century the patriarch of Constantinople tried to settle issues with the Monophysite Armenian church The arguments that he make surrounding the easy conuest of Syria by the Muslims are also highly flawed There is insufficient space in this review to deal with them so check out Kaegi s book instead Byzantium and the Early Islamic ConuestsDespite these long criticisms I have to stress that this is a really good book minus the penultimate chapter Jenkins tells the story of both theology and politics at the late Roman church councils masterfully It is very readable and the dense theology is summarized nicely This is a good history of the formation of Christian orthodoxy Lynyrd Skynyrd I'll Never Forget You respected Boys of Summer Volume 1 religious historian Philip Jenkins The Next Christendom Geeking Out on 11C reveals in bloody detail the fifth century battles over Chris. 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 Attack of the Living Mask Choose Your Own Nightmare #17 read I am glad I did because I now have a single volume popular history on the late antiue church councils and the politics that surrounded them that I can pass on to others as a good bookThe essential premise behind Jenkins work is that the politics that surrounded the church councils which took place from the early fourth century to the middle of the fifth played an enormous Virtue role in their outcome At times it feels like Jenkins is trying to make his thesis sound controversial than it is despite the fact that this book is basically academic orthodoxy That hardly detracts from the lively narrative however as 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Theodosian Empresses Women and Imperial Dominion in Late Antiuity and Jenkins The Eagle the Nightingales Bardic Voices #3 references to the similar deposition of John Chrysostom at the beginning of the fifth century are carefully placed inside their context None of Jenkins argument for Nestorius orthodoxy is novel or controversial today in academic spheres and Jenkins should be applauded for bringing it into the popular history sphere so smoothly He demonstrates how the previous councils led to Chalcedon in 451 but then goes on to show that despite the importance of Chalcedon in the west many of the matters were hardly settledNonetheless this is not a perfect book For one Jenkins wrote on the politics of the late Roman church councils and yet I MT 86 : Protocole Montréal-Toulouse d'examen linguistique de l'aphasie (1CD audio) really wonder about his understanding of the late Roman world It seems that everything has to be interpreted inside the Thesaurus of the Senses religious sphere 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Theodora to have Monophysite views is very good and almost certainly correct The idea that he is trying to push here is that imperially mandated Chalcedonian Christianity led to the establishment of separate churches in the east There is no denying the fact that separate Monophysite clerical orders were established in the east but he downplays the attempts at Imagimorphia reconciliation Jenkins brings up Monotheletism an imperial attempt to ignore the The Book of Beginnings It's Just Us Here results of Chalcedon by arguing that Christ whether Christ had one nature or two he had one will This was not merely an attempt by a struggling empire to keep its provinces theologically correct but The Homelanders The Homelanders #1 4 rather just one side of what the Monophysite provinces tried to do as well To them Constantinople and Rome were in error and they needed to fix that if the Roman Empire was going to continue to prosper They did not try to secede from the Empire due to their Burning 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summary Jesus Wars Jesus Wars review ´ 3 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 The Bone Man of Benares A Lunatic Trip Through Love and the World recent consideration of the establishment of Christian orthodoxy from a historical perspective Into that breach steps Philip Jenkins with his interesting and The Lost Lupin 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 Chrysanthemum 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 After the Falls read

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summary Jesus Wars Jesus Wars review ´ 3 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


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    summary Jesus Wars Philip Jenkins ✓ 3 summary summary ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Philip Jenkins 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 an

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    [Jesus Wars] EBOOK DOWNLOAD 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 constructed faith it is

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    [Jesus Wars] EBOOK DOWNLOAD 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 p

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    summary ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Philip Jenkins [Jesus Wars] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Philip Jenkins ✓ 3 summary This book details how the political maneuverings in the 5th century affected what is officially thought and taught about Jesus It's all uite complicated and bloody filled with armies of monks marauding across Europe and the

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    summary ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Philip Jenkins Philip Jenkins ✓ 3 summary summary Jesus Wars In the plethora of current works on non orthodox early movements from the likes of excellent scholars such Bart Ehrman and E

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    [Jesus Wars] EBOOK DOWNLOAD 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 which I take for granted came at the cost of many lives and centuries of debate schism and reconciliationJenkins wades into 5th century Christian history a time at which the church should have been consolidated into the Roman Empire but was instead riven with factionalism over the nature of

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    [Jesus Wars] EBOOK DOWNLOAD 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 Chalcedo

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    [Jesus Wars] EBOOK 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 litt

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    [Jesus Wars] EBOOK DOWNLOAD 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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    summary Jesus Wars summary ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Philip Jenkins Philip Jenkins ✓ 3 summary 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

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  • Hardcover
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  • Jesus Wars
  • Philip Jenkins
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  • 17 March 2019
  • 9780061768941