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I just finished reading James Carroll's book, and I found him to be a brilliant writer.
The statements by several commentators that Carroll does not use primary sources simply shows those readers did not bother to look at the notes.
Many of the secondary sources he uses (such as John Cornwell's discredited book) are not considered serious by professional historians.
I had already watched the documentary and forgot that I had when I bought this book. Christians hate Jews... news flash. It was an interesting read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by chris pederson
A long scholarly narrative about the Jewish-Roman Catholic Church conflict through the ages written by James Carroll, an ex-Priest. .Published 3 months ago by Lee Podoll
Excellent examination of Jewish Catholic relations over the past 2000 years. I learned much. I did have a hard time understanding how the author reconciles his antipathy for the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by vernue
A very in depth history and analysis of how the catholic church controlled and portrayed negativity and hostlity towards jews.Published 4 months ago by Saul Hayne
the idea of this book is interesting, & I think the author has a lot to say about the papacy, and how it treated jews. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Scholar
Constantine's Sword is a history of the mistreatment of the Jewish people primarily by the Roman Catholic Church, ending with a plea for a Vatican III session to redress this... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael
This book is a difficult read. The author had a theory and tried to support it with both facts and assumptions. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Robert
Extremely knowlegeable and well researched. Written by an ex priest who ties in his own upbringing as a child and young adult to the history of antisemitism especially as related... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bronxboy
By way of disclosure, I am not a Catholic or a Christian. As an outsider I had never understood why Christianity had chosen for its central symbol the cross. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Phred