The Revelation of St John the Divine and the Book of Job: AND The Book of Job

The Revelation of St John the Divine and the Book of Job: AND The Book of Job

Paperback Penguin Great Ideas

By (author) Voltaire, By (author) conte Baldassare Castiglione, By (author) Albert Camus, By (author) Christine, By (author) David Hume, By (author) Francis Bacon, By (author) Marco Polo, By (author) Cicero, By (author) Sören Kierkegaard, By (author) Henry David Thoreau

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 172mm x 10mm | 82g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141023856
  • ISBN 13: 9780141023854
  • Sales rank: 102,729

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Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are. A profound consolation to early believers, these two books from the Bible deeply influenced the rise of the Christian church: the apocalyptic Revelation portraying the religion's ultimate triumph over its foes and The Book of Job depicting one man's faith in the face of incredible adversity.

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Marco Polo was born in 1254, joining his father on a journey to China in 1271. He spent the next twenty years travelling in the service of Kublai Khan. There is evidence that Marco travelled extensively in the Mongol Empire and it is fairly certain he visited India. He wrote his famous Travels whilst a prisoner in Genoa.