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Desire of the Everlasting Hills The World Before and after Jesus

ISBN-10: 0385483724
ISBN-13: 9780385483728
Edition: 1999
Authors: Thomas Cahill
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Description: From the bestselling author of How the Irish Saved Civilization and The Gifts of the Jews, his most compelling historical narrative yet. How did an obscure rabbi from a backwater of the Roman Empire come to be the central figure in Western  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/13/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

From the bestselling author of How the Irish Saved Civilization and The Gifts of the Jews, his most compelling historical narrative yet. How did an obscure rabbi from a backwater of the Roman Empire come to be the central figure in Western Civilization? Did his influence in fact change the world? These are the questions Thomas Cahill addresses in his subtle and engaging investigation into the life and times of Jesus. Cahill shows us Jesus from his birth to his execution through the eyes of those who knew him and in the context of his time—a time when the Jews were struggling to maintain their beliefs under overlords who imposed their worldview on their subjects. Here is Jesus the loving friend, itinerate preacher, and quiet revolutionary, whose words and actions inspired his followers to journey throughout the Roman world and speak the truth he instilled—in the face of the greatest defeat: Jesus' crucifixion as a common criminal. Daring, provocative, and stunningly original, Cahill's interpretation will both delight and surprise.

Thomas Cahill is the author of a series of books detailing turning points in Western civilization and the impact of various cultural heritages. These books include How the Irish Save Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of the Roman Empire to the Rise of Medieval Europe and The Gift of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels. Before embarking on his ambitious series, which will eventually include seven volumes, Cahill was the director of religious publishing at Doubleday.

Introduction: What Do the Everlasting Hills Desire?
Greeks, Jews, and Romans
The People Jesus Knew
The Waiting Game
The Last of the Prophets
The Jesus the Apostles Knew
His Mother's Son
The Cosmic Christ
Paul's Jesus
Encountering Evil
The Gentile Messiah
Luke's Jesus
A Miracle for me
Drunk in the Morning Light
The People of the Way
Where is Jesus?
The Word Made Flesh
The Jesus the Beloved Disciple Knew
The Bread of the Poor
Yesterday, Today, and Forever
The World after Jesus
Tomorrow
Notes and Sources
The Books of the New Testament
Chronology
Acknowledgments
Index of Biblical Citations
General Index

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