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

2 Ratings: -0.5
A book by James Carroll

Constantine's Swordis a sprawling work of history, theology, and personal confession by James Carroll (the author ofAn American Requiem, among many others). Carroll begins his landmark project by describing contemporary Catholic remembrances of the Holocaust … see full wiki

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Author: James Carroll
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2 reviews about Constantine's Sword: The Church and the...
review by . April 27, 2001
I couldn't help but notice in scanning previous reviews of this book that more than half gave this book (like myself) only a single star.It is also interesting to note the number of dismal reviews this book has received from respectable journals, editors and book supplements -- both liberal and conservative.It is further interesting to note that in the last 50 years or so, the actual, factual study of history has given way to sound-bite sensationalism and political correctness to such an extent …
review by . February 23, 2001
This is a difficult book to read (and review), for many reasons. It is quite long, and every page is densely packed with information, some of it unnecessary. The author uses his life to illustrate many of his points, a tactic I found annoying and intrusive. Granted, he is quite sincere in his positions and beliefs, but I could have done with the "personal touch". I felt that it detracted from his message. My Church, unfortunately, has a long history of intolerance, and I will not attempt to either …
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