Thus Saith the Lord

Thus Saith the Lord : the Revolutionary Moral Vision of Isaiah and Jeremiah

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In ancient Judea, Jeremiah and Isaiah advised kings and priests and watched the great armies of the ancient Near East sweep across the desert, threatening and overtaking their tiny country with its burgeoning faith. Across centuries a new view emerged based on their words: Might does not make right; we are all the children of one God.Both the beautiful words of Isaiah and the frightening words of Jeremiah helped form our contemporary ideas of justice, ethics, and faith. Richard Rubenstein shows us the evolution of our own moral codes and how they transformed the god of the Israelites from a local deity into Adonai, the universal sovereign who requires ethical behavior and demands the pursuit of justice for all people.
A work of historical and religious insight, "Thus Saith the Lord" will inspire readers to reexamine their beliefs and hear anew the words of these religious revolutionaries.
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  • Hardback | 258 pages
  • 157.5 x 228.6 x 27.9mm | 476.28g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • map
  • 0151012199
  • 9780151012190
  • 2,107,854

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"A superb storyteller."--"Los Angeles Times"

"Richard Rubenstein has written an intellectual thriller. The real-life adventure of how the lost, great thinker was found again by a coalition of Muslims, Christians, and Jews and what then happened to the mind of Europe has never been told with more zest and excitement than it is here."--Jack Miles, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "God: A Biography"


"[Rubenstein] has taken one of the major religious controversies of the early Christian church, a controversy that consumed its energies for most of the fourth century, and turned it into a flesh-and-blood encounter of real people that reads like an adventure story."--"The Christian Science Monitor
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