The Gifts of the Jews

The Gifts of the Jews : How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels

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This work reveals the critical change that made western civilization possible. Within the matrix of ancient religions and philosophies, life was seen as an endless cycle of birth and death; time was like a wheel, spinning irrevocably until ancient Jews began to see time differently, as a narrative whose triumphant conclusion would come in the future. From this insight came a new concept of men and women as individuals with unique destinies, and our hopeful belief in progress and the sense that tomorrow can be better than today.show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 138 x 216mm | 370g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 074595040X
  • 9780745950402