New York : St. Martin's Press, c1996.
Presents a history of the Christian faith, from its beginning as a Jewish sect to the impact of twentieth-century issues such as birth control, Muslim fundamentalism, and Nazi racism.
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This in-depth, fully illustrated book is by a former Cambridge professor, From its beginnings as a Jewish sect through the 20th century, his perspective is guaranteed to show you things you never knew before. The last hundred years, for instance, has been without doubt the bloodiest onslaught against religion in all of human history, Page 255 begins with a section of "Conscience and War" -- the conscience of Christianity -- and outlines the positions of that Church as a whole, from pacifism to outright instigator, is there just and unjust war? Is there on weapon more immoral than another? He notes in 1139 the crossbow was declared such -- except against the Saracens --by the Church. Up to the hydrogen bomb and bacterial warfare "the generals took no notice..." OCT 2004