This film certainly looks to be worth a look, according to Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun movie critic
(First Run Features) A documentary by Oren Jacoby. Featuring James Carroll. Unrated. Time 93 minutes.
CONSTANTINE’S SWORD, by Oscar-nominated documentarian Oren Jacoby, is an astonishing exploration of the dark side of Christianity, following acclaimed author and former priest James Carroll on a journey of remembrance and reckoning. [More]
Constantine’s Sword, according to the credits, is “based on” the book by James Carroll calling for enlightenment and clarity on the history of Christians’ relationships with Jews. But it’s more like an eloquent sidebar to the book, focusing on Carroll himself.
This ex-priest and son of a Cold War Christian soldier was drawn to the Catholic Church for Jesus’ messages of peace. But he has spent his adult lifetime noting the disconnect of those teachings to Christian oppression of the Jews and other Semites (including Arabs during the Crusades) and the hijacking of Christianity to bless sometimes-questionable Western wars.
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The danger of putting state power behind an evangelical force is what concerns Weinstein, and Carroll, too. The author contends that the Roman Emperor Constantine roused the dark side of Christianity when he made it his state religion and changed its dominant symbol from a bread loaf or a fish to the cross – a shape that could be replicated with spears.
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