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Constantine's Sword (2008)

Release Date:
Friday, April 18, 2008

MPAA Rating:
NR

Genre:
Documentary

Starring:
Liev Schreiber, Phillip Bosco, Natasha Richardson, Eli Wallach

Written By:
James Carroll and Oren Jacoby

Director:
Oren Jacoby

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Synopsis:
Why are intolerance, violence and war so deeply ingrained in religion? Why did the Cross become a rallying symbol for persecution? How does one man who loves the Church confront its history of crusade and conquest? CONSTANTINE'S SWORD, the latest film 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.

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Why are intolerance, violence and war so deeply ingrained in religion?

Why did the Cross become a rallying symbol for persecution?

How does one man who loves the Church confront its history of crusade and conquest?

Constantine’s Sword is the story of James Carroll; a former Catholic priest on a journey to confront his past and uncover the roots of religiously inspired violence and war. His search also reveals a growing scandal involving religious infiltration of the U.S. military and the terrible consequences of religion’s influence on America’s foreign policy.

Carroll focuses on Christian antisemitism as the model for all religious hatred, exposing the cross as a symbol of a long history of violence against Jews (and, most recently, Moslems). The film brings the history of religious intolerance to life, tracing it as a source of the fanaticism that threatens the world today. At its core, Constantine’s Sword is a compelling personal narrative — a kind of detective story — as one man uncovers the dark areas of his own past, searching for a better future.

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Caretaker Mainz Cemetery

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Ted Haggard

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James Carroll - Cologne, Germany

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James Carroll and John Pawlikowski

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Ted Haggard

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Oren Jacoby at the US Air

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Nuns at Auschwitz

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Oren Jacoby and James Carroll

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Oren Jacoby in Rome

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Bob Richman, Oren Jacoby

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Michael Solomon, Elgin Smith, Oren Jacoby

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James Carroll - Cologne, Germany

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