The Silver Chalice

The Silver Chalice

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"An outstanding historical novel."--"New York Times""This novel makes real . . . the whole world of the New Testament."--"Chicago Tribune""His theme is presented with an assurance and sweetness that is refreshing
in a great novel."--"Christian Science Monitor"The colorful, passionate world of early Christianity comes to vivid life in this story of Basil of Antioch. Basil, a sensitive artisan, is purchased from slavery and commissioned to create a decorative casing for the Chalice that Jesus used at the Last Supper. Basil travels to Jerusalem, Greece, and Rome, meets the apostles, braves the perils of persecution, and finally makes a fateful choice that allows him to "see" Jesus. The dramatic plot, compelling characters, and spiritual depth of "The Silver Chalice "made it one of the most popular historical novels of the twentieth century.
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  • Paperback | 823 pages
  • 129 x 179 x 56mm | 649g
  • Chicago, United States
  • English
  • 0829423508
  • 9780829423501
  • 751,162

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"An outstanding historical novel."--"New York Times""This novel makes real . . . the whole world of the New Testament."--"Chicago Tribune""His theme is presented with an assurance and sweetness that is refreshing
in a great novel."--"Christian Science Monitor"The colorful, passionate world of early Christianity comes to vivid life in this story of Basil of Antioch. Basil, a sensitive artisan, is purchased from slavery and commissioned to create a decorative casing for the Chalice that Jesus used at the Last Supper. Basil travels to Jerusalem, Greece, and Rome, meets the apostles, braves the perils of persecution, and finally makes a fateful choice that allows him to "see" Jesus. The dramatic plot, compelling characters, and spiritual depth of "The Silver Chalice "made it one of the most popular historical novels of the twentieth century.
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About Thomas B Costain

Thomas B. Costain (1885-1965) turned to novel-writing in middle age after a distinguished career as a magazine and book editor in New York. His historical novels, which were marked by meticulous research and rousing action, were best sellers in the mid-twentieth century. His most popular works were "The Black Rose "(1945) and "The Silver Chalice "(1952).
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2 4% (149)
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