The First Antipope

by John Mench



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/29/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781489721303
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781489721297
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781489721280

About the Book

Hippolytus was a student of Irenaeus, and he spent his entire life trying to understand the meaning of the words written by those who knew Jesus. He thought he knew Jesus’s purpose. He read many of the ancient scrolls with great concern and was not afraid to challenge the decrees of the pope. For many years, he disagreed with the leniency of the church and challenged several popes concerning absolution granted to those who committed adultery or murder. He became known as the first antipope.

About the Author

The author served in the U.S. Navy and then went to college. After graduating with an engineering degree, he enjoyed careers (50 yrs.) as an engineer, businessman, and professor. He is now retired but writes novels. While reading the New Testament for over sixty years and teaching Sunday School Bible classes for twenty years, Fellow John Mench Ph.D. has been conflicted by the lack of personality within the testament. He endeavors to add perspective to the message of the testament by creating lives for those who wrote and developed Jesus’ message. Other books available that I have written include: Paul – (John the Baptist – Jesus) John Mark – (Born in Africa – Martyred in Africa) John - (John the Youngest – John the Oldest) Polycarp – (A Student of John) Constantine – (Helena – Nicaea – Dead Sea Scrolls)