Table of contents for God against the gods : the history of the war between monotheism and polytheism / Jonathan Kirsch.
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prologue: The Everlasting Fire 1
The Dark Side of Monotheism, the Bright Side of Polytheism
Book One: THE GOD THAT FAILED
chapter one: Against All the Gods of Egypt 21
A Young Pharaoh’s Experiment in Monotheism and Why It Failed
chapter two: What Did Pagans Do? 39
The Case Against Classical Paganism— and Why It Was Wrong
chapter three: Terror and True Belief 65
The Jewish King Who Reinvented the Faith of Ancient Israel
chapter four: Confessors and Traitors 93
Pagans and Christians Go to War in Ancient Rome
Book Two: THE WAR OF GOD AGAINST THE GODS
chapter five: “In This Sign, Conquer” 119
The Curious Encounter of Christ and Constantine in the Struggle for the Roman Crown
chapter six: The Harlot in the Bishop’s Bed 147
The War Within the Christian Church over the Divinity of Christ
chapter seven: The Ruler of the Whole World 169
The Invention of the Totalitarian State by the First Christian Emperor of Rome
chapter eight: The Orphans of Macellum 193
The Christian Prince Who Survived a Blood Purge and Struggled for the Restoration of Paganism
chapter nine: The Secret Pagan 213
Gods, Empresses, and Julian’s Unlikely Rise to the Imperial Throne
chapter ten: “Behold, the Rivers Are Running Backwards” 237
The Pagan Counterrevolution of the Emperor Julian epilogue: The Handless Scribe 269
The Price of Victory of the Only True God Chronology 285
Major Historical Figures 289
A map of the Ancient World Under Constantine and Julian appears on pages xiv–xv.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Monotheism -- History.
Polytheism -- History.