By Philip Jenkins
Jesus Wars finds how authentic, orthodox educating approximately Jesus was once the made of political maneuvers by means of a handful of key characters within the 5th century. Jenkins argues that have been it no longer for those controversies, the papacy as we all know it is going to by no means have come into lifestyles and that today's church will be educating some-thing very varied approximately Jesus. it's only an coincidence of historical past that one staff of Roman emperors and militia-wielding bishops defeated one other faction.
Christianity claims that Jesus used to be, one way or the other, either human and divine. however the Bible is whatever yet transparent approximately Jesus's precise id. actually, quite a lot of critiques and ideology approximately Jesus circulated within the church for 400 years until eventually allied factions of Roman royalty and church leaders burned towns and killed hundreds of thousands of individuals in an unparalleled attempt to stamp out heresy.
Jenkins recounts the interesting, violent tale of the church's fifth-century battles over "right belief" that had a much higher influence at the way forward for Christianity and the realm than the much-touted Council of Nicea convened by way of Constantine a century prior to.