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From the editor: "This is simply a book that everyone must sit down and read. At a time when the so called `religious right' asserts that Christian values will save society from its rampant sins, the ordinary citizen should know exactly how the Christian Church has attempted to `save' societies in the past. It is a grim lesson, but one that it is imperative to absorb. Doing so could save lives." -Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, Possessing the Secret of Joy, The Temple of My Familiar, et al.
"In a lucid, objective, and accessible style, Helen Ellerbe presents some of the long-hidden shameful secrets of organized patriarchal religion. Her book is a fascinating read, essential for a complete picture of the cultural evolution of Western civilization." -Barbara G. Walker, author of The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, The Crone, The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, et al.
"If embracing the shadow is essential to healing the spirit, confronting The Dark Side of Christian History may help us to purge Christianity of its demonic elements and allow us to hear the good news once again." -Sam Keen, author of Fire in the Belly, Hymns to an Unknown God, et al.
By denying evil we do harm. By denying darkness we obscure the light. Over a period of almost two millennia, the Christian Church has oppressed and brutalized millions of individuals in an attempt to control and contain spirituality. The Dark Side of Christian History reveals in painstaking detail the tragedies, sorrows and injustices inflicted upon humanity by the Church. This expose is a compelling and passionate cry for human dignity and spiritual freedom.
Special Interest: Comparative & Critical Analysis, Secret Orders & Societies, Secret Orders, Dark Side, Christianity, Society, Religion, History.