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

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5.5 X 8.2 X 1.3 inches | 1.65 pounds

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About the Author

James Carroll was raised in Washington, D.C., and ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 1969. He served as a chaplain at Boston University from 1969 to 1974, then left the priesthood to become a writer. A distinguished scholar-
in-residence at Suffolk University, he is a columnist for the Boston Globe and a
regular contributor to the Daily Beast.

His critically admired books include Practicing Catholic, the National Book Award-winning An American Requiem, House of War, which won the first PEN/Galbraith Award, and the New York Times bestseller Constantine's Sword, now an acclaimed documentary.


"Whatever the solution, in the end, understanding 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 Review)