Julian, 48

Julian presiding at a conference of Sectarians (Edward Armitage, 1875)   Priscus: You will be aware of a number of ironies in what you have just read. The unspeakable Gregory is due to preside over the new Ecumenical Council. They say he will be the next bishop of Constantinople. How satisfying to glimpse this noble…

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Julian, 46

Editor’s note: I am relocating the below post, already published last Sunday, to this Sunday to make a point. Gregory of Nazianzus was a ‘saint’ that has been mentioned several times in this site, especially in Karlheinz Deschner’s historical series. But scholarly writing lacks the vitality of a literary recreation of an epoch. That is…

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Julian, 46

Julian presiding at a conference of Sectarians (Edward Armitage, 1875)   As I stood there looking up at the tarry shields, a youth approached me. He was bearded; his clothes were dirty; he wore a student’s cloak and he looked a typical New Cynic of the sort I deplore. I have recently written at considerable…

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Christianity’s Criminal History, 102

Editors’ note: To contextualise these translations of Karlheinz Deschner’s encyclopaedic history of the Church in 10-volumes, Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums, read the abridged translation of Volume I. In the previous chapter, not translated for this site, the author describes the high level of education in the Greco-Roman world before the Christians burned entire libraries and destroyed…

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Julian, 23

Julian presiding at a conference of Sectarians (Edward Armitage, 1875)   Julian Augustus As I sat on the bench in the sun, revelling in warmth and anonymity, a dark man approached me. He gave me a close look. Then he said, “Macellum?” At first I was annoyed at being recognized. But when I realized that…

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Kriminalgeschichte, 45

Below, abridged translation from the first volume of Karlheinz Deschner’s Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums (Criminal History of Christianity)   It was not fought for faith, but for power and for Alexandria The exacerbated interest in faith was not really more than the obverse of the question. From the beginning, this secular dispute was less about dogmatic…

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Kriminalgeschichte, 44

Below, abridged translation from the first volume of Karlheinz Deschner’s Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums (Criminal History of Christianity) Athanasius at the Council of Nicea   Chapter 18: Athanasius, Doctor of the Church (towards 295-373) ‘Saint Athanasius was the greatest man of his time and perhaps, pondering everything in a scrupulous way, the greatest that the Church…

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Kriminalgeschichte, 12

A month ago I wrote that the oldest Christian texts are a treat if we compare them with the version of Christianity that conquered the United States: the worst Christianity of all times. I also said that it’s the worst precisely because it transmuted the anti-Semitism of the early theologians into the philo-Semitism brought to…

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