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Desire of the Everlasting Hills : The World Before and After Jesus (Hinges of History)
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Author: Thomas Cahill
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 Cah...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385483728
ISBN-10: 0385483724
Publication Date: 2/13/2001
Pages: 368
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3.4 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Cahill offers us a unique perspective on the context of the times in which all of the Bible stories which we are each familiar with would have happened---his research, and especial ability to translate the ancient languages firsthand, bring to this book a real picture of what life then would have been like. I found myself expanding my horizons and understandings of the contexts in which the 4 New Testament gospels were written, and the view that the ancients would have held on the Old Testament books. Very enlightening--a recommended read whether one's interst is historical only, or historical and religious.
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I loved the historical background about Jesus' lifetime. Some of the book got a little too preachy for me, though.
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Synthesis of the best regarded recent research in the life of Jesus, the social and political conditions that predated his birth and prepared the world for his acceptance, the development of early Christianity, and some of the profound effects this all had on Western civilization.
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reviewed Desire of the Everlasting Hills : The World Before and After Jesus (Hinges of History) on + 192 more book reviews
good, but not as good as the others he wrote
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fascinating and well written exploration of the life of Jesus which deftly balances theology, history, scripture and archeology.
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Very interesting; gives a lot of interesting details. Read it with a grain of salt, however, as the author frequently presents his own opinions as fact.


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