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The Resource The gifts of the Jews : how a tribe of desert nomads changed the way everyone thinks and feels, Thomas Cahill

The gifts of the Jews : how a tribe of desert nomads changed the way everyone thinks and feels, Thomas Cahill

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The gifts of the Jews : how a tribe of desert nomads changed the way everyone thinks and feels
Title
The gifts of the Jews
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how a tribe of desert nomads changed the way everyone thinks and feels
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Cahill
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Language
eng
Summary
The Gifts of the Jews reveals the critical change that made western civilization possible. Within the matrix of ancient religions and philosophies, life was seen as part of an endless cycle of birth and death; time was like a wheel, spinning ceaselessly. Yet somehow, the ancient Jews began to see time differently. For them, time had a beginning and an end; it was a narrative, whose triumphant conclusion would come in the future. From this insight came a new conception of men and women as individuals with unique destinies--a conception that would inform the Declaration of Independence--and our hopeful belief in progress and the sense that tomorrow can be better than today. As Thomas Cahill narrates this momentous shift, he also explains the real significance of such Biblical figures as Abraham and Sarah, Moses and the Pharaoh, Joshua, Isaiah, and Jeremiah
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Thomas Cahill, the author of the runaway success "How the Irish Saved Civilization", has done it again. In this volume, he takes listeners on another enchanting journey into history, recreating a time when the actions of a small band of people had repercussions that are still felt today. Simultaneous hardcover release from Doubleday
Writing style
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170837
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
909/.04924
Illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
BM165
LC item number
.C25 1998
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
The hinges of history
Series volume
v. 2
Target audience
adult
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how a tribe of desert nomads changed the way everyone thinks and feels
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The gifts of the Jews : how a tribe of desert nomads changed the way everyone thinks and feels, Thomas Cahill
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Includes indexes
Contents
Introduction : the Jews are it -- The temple in the moonlight : the primeval religious experience -- Egypt : from slavery to freedom -- Sinai : from death to life -- Canaan : from tribe to nation -- Babylon : from many to one -- From then till now : the Jews are still it -- Notes and sources -- The books of the Hebrew bible -- Chronology -- Acknowledgments -- Index of Biblical citations -- General index
Control code
5077041
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 291 p.
Isbn
9780385482493
Lccn
97045139
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  • (OCoLC)ocm37928517
  • (OCoLC)37928517
Label
The gifts of the Jews : how a tribe of desert nomads changed the way everyone thinks and feels, Thomas Cahill
Link
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Contents
Introduction : the Jews are it -- The temple in the moonlight : the primeval religious experience -- Egypt : from slavery to freedom -- Sinai : from death to life -- Canaan : from tribe to nation -- Babylon : from many to one -- From then till now : the Jews are still it -- Notes and sources -- The books of the Hebrew bible -- Chronology -- Acknowledgments -- Index of Biblical citations -- General index
Control code
5077041
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 291 p.
Isbn
9780385482493
Lccn
97045139
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37928517
  • (OCoLC)37928517

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