The Dark Side of Christian History
Helen Ellerbe 1995 227p 5 x 8
How did the Church manage to stay alive and a major player on the political and imperial level for 1500 years? Ellerbe explains: by crushing or absorbing everything that stood in its way. While The Dark Side of Christian History covers a lot of the same ground as Against His-Story, Caliban and the Witch, and Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture, you may find it to be the most accessible in terms of language and concepts. A good 101 for the tools Christianity used to stay in control – tools inherited by most hierarchical organizations, institutions and relationships that exist today.