Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews--A History


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Mariner Books
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5.5 X 1.3 X 8.2 inches | 1.65 pounds
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About the Author

Since the downturn of the construction industry, James Carroll has been looking for new ways to earn a living. He has tried a few different projects, but, having been involved in the construction for 30 years, he was finding it hard to adjust. That was until he came across some notes he had written some years before, when he had wanted to write but did not have the time. He had been accused, at the time, of stealing a jacket from a trader on Portabello Road and had successfully conducted his own investigation and proved his innocence. Being involved in construction he was unable to get time to write properly. But now the opportunity had presented itself again and James decided to give writing another try. After all it should be in his blood as his father had penned some plays for the local theatre group as well as writing some well known poetry. It was therefore fitting that James should continue his work and to dedicate his writings to his late fathers memory.


"Whatever the solution, in the end, unsderstanding the conflict is half the battle. It's a battle Carroll wins in this historical tome." Boston Magazine

"Carroll, whose love for the catholic not only matched by a lovingly critical eye...but an urgent plea that Rome set another course." Boston Globe

"A triumph, a tragic tale beautifully told. . .a welcome throwback to an age when history was a branch of literature. . ."--Charles R. Morris Atlantic Monthly

"Fascinating, brave and sometimes infuriating." Time Magazine

"This searingly honest book is Augustinian in the way Carroll searches his own soul. . ."--Garry Wills, author of Saint Augustine and Papal Sin

"This book is a history written to change the way people live."--Talk

"A deeply religious book."--Bishop Krister Stendahl, former Dean of Harvard Divinity School

"For two thousand years Jews have been longing for a Christian who would understand their experience."--Susannah Heschel, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College

"Sweeping. . . This magisterial work will satisfy Jewish and Christian readers alike, challenging both to a renewed conversation." Publishers Weekly, Starred