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    DescriptionFrom 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.


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    Title
    Desire of the Everlasting Hills
    Subtitle
    The World before and after Jesus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Cahill
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 353
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780385483728
    ISBN 10: 0385483724
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    DC21: 232.9
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    Ingram Theme: THEO/SECULR
    LC subject heading:
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRGSEHIB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, REL067040
    ECPA Christian Book Category: BSTBIBBHS
    BISAC V2.8: REL006040
    Abridged Dewey: 232
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000, REL033000
    LC classification: BT301.2 .C34 2001
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (some colour), maps
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
    Publication date
    01 March 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Thomas Cahill is the former director of religious publishing at Doubleday. He divides his time between Rome and New York City.
    Review quote
    "Divertingly instructive--gratifying--. [Cahill] makes Jesus a still-living literary presence."--"The New York Times" "Engaging--. Cahill strips away the pious accretions of 2000 years so that a picture of Jesus as an actual human being emerges."--"BookPage" "A deft march through time and through theology in the making--. [Cahill's] own gift-giving is his ability to climb inside the scholarship and enliven it."--"Philadelphia Inquirer" "Cahill constructs his stories as occassions for celebration...He seeks to encourage a sense of appreciation for the gifts offered the present from the past...Each of his books offers moments of genuine insight into the workings of culture, literature, and the human heart." -Luke Timothy Johnson, "Commonweal" "Compelling--powerful--. Cahill is a convivial storyteller."--"Portland Oregonian"
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    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.