Author James Carroll will discuss major themes from his book, Constantine’s Sword: The Church and the Jews in an upcoming lecture sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning.

Carroll will discuss “Constantine’s Sword – One Year Later” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, at Temple Israel, 24th and Hennepin. The talk is free and open to the public.

Carroll’s book, now available in paperback, addresses turning points in the history of Jewish-Christian relations, how the church’s attitude toward Jews and Judaism is at the center of its self-understanding and its biggest problems, and what the church must do to complete the repentance begun by Pope John Paul II and other church leaders for the sin of anti-Semitism.

Carroll writes on culture and politics for the Boston Globe and is the author of nine novels and the memoir An American Requiem, which won the National Book Award.

For more information about the talk, contact the Jay Phillips Center at (651) 962-5788.

The center is a partnership of the St. John’s University in Collegeville and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.