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Constantine's sword

Author: Oren JacobyJames CarrollLiev SchreiberPhilip BoscoNatasha Richardson; et al; All authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : First Run Features, [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Author and ex-Catholic priest James Carroll "confront[s] persecution and violence in the name of God - today and in the Church's past. He discovers a terrible legacy that reverberates across the centuries: from the Emperor Constantine's vision of the cross as a sword and symbol of power, to the rise of genocidal antisemitism, to modern-day wars sparked by religious extremism"--Container.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oren Jacoby; James Carroll; Liev Schreiber; Philip Bosco; Natasha Richardson; Eli Wallach; Bob Richman; Kate Hirson; Joel Goodman; Metropole Film Board.; Prologue Productions.; Storyville Films.; et al
OCLC Number: 245118146
Notes: Based on the book: Constantine's sword / by James Carroll.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: introduction by Gabriel Byrne (1 min.); extended scene with Elaine Pagels (10 min.); outtake with Konstanty Gebert (7 min.); director's notes (6 p.); biographies of Carroll (5 p.) & Jacoby (3 p.); "About the book" (4 p.).
Study guide includes an education outreach plan & discussion questions.
Credits: Director of photography, Bob Richman ; edited by Kate Hirson ; music by Joel Goodman.
Performer(s): Voices: Liev Schreiber, Phillip Bosco, Natasha Richardson, Eli Wallach.
Description: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 study guide (10 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.)
Details: DVD, NTSC; widescreen format.
Other Titles: Constantine's sword (Motion picture)
James Carroll's Constantine's sword
Responsibility: Metropole Film Board Inc., in association with Prologue Productions LLC, present[s] ; a Storyville Films production ; directed by Oren Jacoby ; written by James Carroll and Oren Jacoby ; produced by Oren Jacoby ... [et al.].
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Author and ex-Catholic priest James Carroll "confront[s] persecution and violence in the name of God - today and in the Church's past. He discovers a terrible legacy that reverberates across the centuries: from the Emperor Constantine's vision of the cross as a sword and symbol of power, to the rise of genocidal antisemitism, to modern-day wars sparked by religious extremism"--Container.

Uses Carroll's earlier book of the same title (c2001) as a departure point. The book discusses relations exclusively between the Catholic Church and the Jews, arguing that the Church has been antisemitic from the moment of its founding. The film incorporates much of that research, but expands the scope to discuss religious intolerance by all Christian denominations of all non-Christian denominations. The film also discusses modern political and social issues pertaining to religion, including intolerance towards Muslims, the influence of the evangelical movement, and separation of church and state.

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