Saturday Review; Politics, Literature, Science and Art Volume 4

Saturday Review; Politics, Literature, Science and Art Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...of the public mind, a sort of Indian summer began for the most unfortunate of races. Long repressed impulses were yielded to;_ and, in more than one European country, great scholars have arisen to wipe off from their co-religionists the reproach of being capable of success only as usurers or tradesmen. The author of the volume which we put at the head of the German books of the month, has his place in the foremost rank of Jewish scholars. His present work is a history of J udaism--by which_ he _means the ewish religion an_d_spi.rit which first meets us in history after the Babylonish captivity, when the soul, as it were, of the nation was freed from its bon age to the body, that is to say, the State. He be 'ns with the eventful ear n.c. 536, and the first volume goes ddwn to the taking of Jimsalem by Titus. The foundation of the work is Dr. ost's own previous book on the same subject; but he has used freely the elps which contemporary scholars have afforded him, and has not scrupled to make corrections wherever he has seen himself in error. On turning to the chapters in which the rise of Christianity is described, we find great moderation and fairness of tone. Dr. J ost writes, of course, of that momentous event from his own point of view; but his expressions will offend no one. Even in the part now ublished there is much that will be new even to well-read Biblical students; but the volumes which are to come will travel into regions which so few have trod, that we sincerely hope we may ere long be able to welcome an English translation of a. book which must be pronounced one of first-rate importance. Athird edition of Aatm-studien,1' by Dr. Hermann Masius, has just appeared at Leipzig. It is very handsomely gpt up, and carefu ly, if not successfu...
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  • Paperback | 852 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 43mm | 1,492g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236618017
  • 9781236618016