Summary[ edit ] In the introduction to the complete works, which is the beginning of the first volume, Deschner explains his intention by starting with what is not to be found in his work: an answer to the question "What is Christianity good for? According to the sentence Audiatur et altera pars "one should listen to the other side, too" he wants to counterbalance the gigantic ascendence of the existing glorification of Christianity. Also, he does not want to write about the alleged or - exceptionally - really positive effects of Christianity. Instead, he wants to demonstrate that the advocates of a primary moral instance not only partially but permanently failed their own ideals.
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Summary[ edit ] In the introduction to the complete works, which is the beginning of the first volume, Deschner explains his intention by starting with what is not to be found in his work: an answer to the question "What is Christianity good for? According to the sentence Audiatur et altera pars "one should listen to the other side, too" he wants to counterbalance the gigantic ascendence of the existing glorification of Christianity.
Also, he does not want to write about the alleged or - exceptionally - really positive effects of Christianity. Instead, he wants to demonstrate that the advocates of a primary moral instance not only partially but permanently failed their own ideals. Deschner anticipates the main criticism at his work, namely the one-sidedness of selection of facts, and responds with a clear counter.
His aim was not a history of churches, but an illustration of all including non-churchy phenomena of Christianity. These would be measured up to not only generic terms, like crime or humanity, but also to the central ethical ideas of the synoptics, as well as to the Christian self-conception as the religion of glad tidings, love, peace, etc.
List of volumes with abstracts[ edit ] In the following, all volumes are listed with an abstract for each of them. Where not available, they are marked as translation. Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums, Bd.
Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt. ISBN Volume 1. The Early Period. From Old Testament origins to the death of Saint Augustine This first volume was published after 16 years of preparatory work. It illustrates the genesis of Christianity and its ascension to the Roman state religion. It starts with a look into the Old Testament. Deschner describes the land seizure of the Israelites after the crumbling Egyptian power in Palestine in the 14th and 13th century B.
Only this decline made the ascension of Christianity in the Roman empire possible, because Christians could see themselves as the true Israel of God.
Likewise, the Church Fathers - according to Deschner - agitated against heretics and misbelievers. Deschner defends only Origen , whom he numbers among the most noble Christians at all. One whole chapter is dedicated to the attacks against paganism. He then analyses the persecution of Christians in the mirror of partially exaggerating martyr legends from Christian historiography as well as the retrospective Christian view of pagan emperors.
Furthermore, Deschner looks at the first significant adversaries of Christianity, Celsus and Porphyrios. According to Deschner, emperor Constantine I turned "the church of pacifists into a church of battlefield-shavelings".
He also does not spare the kingdom of Armenia, the first state in the world to make Christianity a state religion in , by asserting that "this immediately began with massive persecution of Pagans". About emperor Julian Deschner writes that he "towers over his Christian antecessors in all aspects: in character, ethical and intellectual. Schwer vorstellbar aber in einer heidnischen Welt: die ganze Heuchelei der christlichen.
But it is very hard to imagine in a Pagan world: all the hypocrisy of the Christians. And even less thinkable is their religious intolerance. Deschner accuses Athanasius of "unscrupulousness" as well as "striving for prestige and power".
Thanks to his church policies, "adamant and intolerant, but not so direct; versed, smoother", he set an "example for the Church until today" page and passim.
And finally, Augustine, who positioned "patriotism above the love of a father for his son" page and sanctioned "just war" as well as "holy war". Rowohlt, Reinbek. Volume 2. Late Antiquity. From the Catholic "children emperors" to the extermination of the Arian Vandals and Ostrogoths under Justinian I The atrocities committed by Christian leaders in late antiquity are mostly euphemised and concealed by Church-historians until today.
Volume 3. The Ancient Church. Forgery, Brainwashing, Exploitation, Annihilation. Unlike the other volumes, which used a chronological approach, Deschner organised this volume according to so-called crime key aspects, which he identifies in the following areas: The Christian forgery The miracle and relic cheating The pilgrimage economy The brainwashing, dumbing down and ruin of the ancient education The Christian book burning and the annihilation of Paganism The preservation, stabilisation and expansion of slavery The double-tongued social doctrine and the actual social policy of the main Church Vol.
Volume 4. Early Middle Ages. From King Clovis ca. In the early Middle Ages, the split-off from Byzantium happened, the war against the Islam began and the popes in Rome became powerful rulers. Deschner considers pope Gregor I as a man of double morale, who consistently called to repentance and preached the close apocalypse, but himself pursued the extension of his power at any cost, recommending dungeon, torture, hostage-taking and pillaging, and also knew using bribery well.
Deschner calls the Donation of Constantine "the biggest forgery of documents in world history". In the end of the volume, Charlemagne is accused of opportunistic relations to the popes, as well as blamed for his excessively bloody " sword mission " with the Saxons and his annihilation of the kingdoms of the Lombards and of the Avars.
Jahrhundert 9th and 10th Centuries [ edit ] Deschner, Karlheinz Volume 5. In the then following description of the 9th and 10th century, Deschner illustrates the deep entanglement of secular and church power.
Clerical principalities came into existence and the military service of the high clergy prospered. Under the Ottonian dynasty , the Church in the Holy Roman Empire was completely militarised; dioceses and abbeys controlled a major military potential.
Popes excommunicated each other, some were thrown in prison, strangled, mutilated, poisoned. Sergius III had even two other popes murdered. Chapter 3 discusses the Pseudo-Isidorian Decretals , which are the most important forgery in Carolingian times Dawson.
Jahrhundert 11th and 12th Centuries [ edit ] Deschner, Karlheinz Volume 6. Jahrhundert 13th and 14th Centuries [ edit ] Deschner, Karlheinz Volume 7.
Deschner writes about the Staufer -emperor Henry VI , who aimed for global dominance even without papal blessing, and about the most powerful pope of history, Innocent III. Jahrhundert The 15th and 16th century [ edit ] Deschner, Karlheinz Rowohlt Verlag GmbH. Volume 8. The 15th and 16th century. From the exile of the popes in Avignon till the Peace Of Augsburg. Jahrhunderts Middle of 16th century till beginning of 18th century [ edit ] Deschner, Karlheinz Volume 9. Middle of 16th century till beginning of 18th century.
From genocide in the New World till the beginning of the Enlightenment. Volume 9 covers the following topics: The " American Holocaust "; the genocide in connection with the conquest and the Christianization of the American continent.
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Grolrajas Books by Karlheinz Deschner. Even popes entered wars: Mischi rated it it was amazing Jan 16, Deschner anticipates the main criticism at his work, namely the one-sidedness of selection of facts, and responds with a clear counter. To ask other readers questions kriminlageschichte Kriminalgeschichte Des Christentums Bd. Where not available, they are marked as translation.
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