Now, his renowned Jesus Wars is available in paperback—and we hope you'll consider making it required reading for one of your classes. In Jesus Wars, Dr. Jenkins reveals how official, orthodox teaching about Jesus was the product of political maneuvers by a handful of key characters in the fifth century. Jenkins argues that were it not for these controversies, the papacy as we know it would never have come into existence and that today's church could be teaching something very different about Jesus. It is only an accident of history that one group of Roman emperors and militia-wielding bishops defeated another faction to settle Christianity's greatest paradox: the dual nature of Jesus Christ, at both fully human and fully divine.
“Jenkins manages to explain very clearly why people in the early Christian era were so passionately concerned with issues of high theology.”—The Economist
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