THE GIFTS OF THE JEWS

THE GIFTS OF THE JEWS

By: Cahill, Thomas

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The author of the runaway bestseller How the Irish Saved Civilization has d one it again. In The Gifts of the Jews Thomas Cahill takes us on another en chanting journey into history, once again recreating a time when the action s of a small band of people had repercussions that are still felt today. The Gifts of the Jews reveals the critical change that made western civiliz ation possible. Within the matrix of ancient religions and philosophies, li fe was seen as part of an endless cycle of birth and death; time was like a wheel, spinning ceaselessly. Yet somehow, the ancient Jews began to see ti me differently. For them, time had a beginning and an end; it was a narrati ve, whose triumphant conclusion would come in the future. From this insight came a new conception of men and women as individuals with unique destinie s--a conception that would inform the Declaration of Independence--and our hopeful belief in progress and the sense that tomorrow can be better than t oday. As Thomas Cahill narrates this momentous shift, he also explains the real significance of such Biblical figures as Abraham and Sarah, Moses and the Pharaoh, Joshua, Isaiah, and Jeremiah. Full of compelling stories, insights and humor, The Gifts of the Jews is an irresistible exploration of history as fascinating and fun as How the Irish Saved Civilization.

Title: THE GIFTS OF THE JEWS

Author Name: Cahill, Thomas

Categories: Judaism,

Publisher: Nan A. Talese: 1998

ISBN Number: 0385482485

ISBN Number 13: 9780385482486

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000049880