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The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels - Cahill, Thomas
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1998, ISBN: 0385482493

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[EAN: 9780385482493], Gebraucht, sehr guter Zustand, [PU: Nan A. Talese; Anchor Books, New York], xii, 291 pp., maps, indexes; 21 cm. Tight, clean copy. Browning. "The author of the runaway bestseller How the Irish Saved Civilization has done it again. In The Gifts of the Jews Thomas Cahill takes us on another enchanting journey into history, once again recreating a time when the actions 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 civilization possible. Within the matrix of ancient religions and philosophies, life 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 time differently. For them, time had a beginning and an end; it was a narrative, whose triumphant conclusion would come in the future. From this insight came a new conception of men and women as individuals with unique destinies--a conception that would inform the Declaration of Independence--and our hopeful belief in progress and the sense that tomorrow can be better than today. 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. / THOMAS CAHILL is the author of the best-selling books, How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland 's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe, The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels, and Desire of the Everlasting Hills: The World Before and After Jesus. These books comprise the first three volumes of a prospective seven-volume series entitled 'The Hinges of History,' in which Cahill recounts formative moments in Western civilization. In 'The Hinges of History,' Thomas Cahill endeavors to retell the story of the Western World through little-known stories of the great gift-givers, people who contributed immensely to Western, culture and the evolution of Western sensibility, thus revealing how we have become the people we are and why we think and feel the way we do today. Thomas Cahill is best known, in his books and lectures, for taking on a broad scope of complex history and distilling it into accessible, instructive, and entertaining narrative. His lively, engaging writing animates cultures that existed up to five millennia ago, revealing the lives of his principal characters with refreshing insight and joy. He writes history, not in its usual terms of war and catastrophe, but as 'narratives of grace, the recountings of those blessed and inexplicable moments when someone did something for someone else, saved a life, bestowed a gift, gave something beyond what was required by circumstance.' Unlike all too many history lessons, a Thomas Cahill history book or speech is impossible to forget. He has taught at Queens College, Fordham University and Seton Hall University, served as the North American education correspondent for the Times of London, and was for many years a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times Book Review. Prior to retiring recently to write full-time, he was director of religious publishing at Doubleday for six years. He and his wife, Susan, also an author, founded the now legendary Cahill & Company Catalogue, much beloved by readers. They divide their time between New York and Rome." - Publisher. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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[SR: 212981], Paperback, [EAN: 9780385482493], Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Book, [PU: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group], 1999-09-01, Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, The author of the runaway bestseller How the Irish Saved Civilization has done it again. In The Gifts of the Jews Thomas Cahill takes us on another enchanting journey into history, once again recreating a time when the actions 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 civilization possible. Within the matrix of ancient religions and philosophies, life 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 time differently. For them, time had a beginning and an end; it was a narrative, whose triumphant conclusion would come in the future. From this insight came a new conception of men and women as individuals with unique destinies--a conception that would inform the Declaration of Independence--and our hopeful belief in progress and the sense that tomorrow can be better than today. 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, 772160, The Crusades, 772000, Medieval, 271480, Europe, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 271405, Multicultural, 772162, Social & Cultural, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 12447631031, Jewish, 271408, Holocaust, 772162, Social & Cultural, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 12447629031, Civilisation & Culture, 771718, World History, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 772028, History, 277266, Christianity, 58, Religion & Spirituality, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 772030, History, 277415, Islam, 58, Religion & Spirituality, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 277452, Theology, 277424, Judaism, 58, Religion & Spirituality, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 772032, History, 277424, Judaism, 58, Religion & Spirituality, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 496404, History, 276315, Philosophy, 60, Society, Politics & Philosophy, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 276319, Non-Western, 497476, Buddhism, 277515, Confucianism, 497478, Hinduism, 277524, Taoism, 277265, Zen, 276315, Philosophy, 60, Society, Politics & Philosophy, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 276540, Jewish Studies, 276533, Multicultural Studies, 276411, Social Sciences, 60, Society, Politics & Philosophy, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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[SR: 212981], Paperback, [EAN: 9780385482493], Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Book, [PU: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group], 1999-09-01, Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, The author of the runaway bestseller How the Irish Saved Civilization has done it again. In The Gifts of the Jews Thomas Cahill takes us on another enchanting journey into history, once again recreating a time when the actions 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 civilization possible. Within the matrix of ancient religions and philosophies, life 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 time differently. For them, time had a beginning and an end; it was a narrative, whose triumphant conclusion would come in the future. From this insight came a new conception of men and women as individuals with unique destinies--a conception that would inform the Declaration of Independence--and our hopeful belief in progress and the sense that tomorrow can be better than today. 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, 772160, The Crusades, 772000, Medieval, 271480, Europe, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 271405, Multicultural, 772162, Social & Cultural, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 12447631031, Jewish, 271408, Holocaust, 772162, Social & Cultural, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 12447629031, Civilisation & Culture, 771718, World History, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 772028, History, 277266, Christianity, 58, Religion & Spirituality, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 772030, History, 277415, Islam, 58, Religion & Spirituality, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 277452, Theology, 277424, Judaism, 58, Religion & Spirituality, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 772032, History, 277424, Judaism, 58, Religion & Spirituality, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 496404, History, 276315, Philosophy, 60, Society, Politics & Philosophy, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 276319, Non-Western, 497476, Buddhism, 277515, Confucianism, 497478, Hinduism, 277524, Taoism, 277265, Zen, 276315, Philosophy, 60, Society, Politics & Philosophy, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 276540, Jewish Studies, 276533, Multicultural Studies, 276411, Social Sciences, 60, Society, Politics & Philosophy, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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New York, NY: Anchor Books/Random House, 1999. Text/NEW w/trace margin discoloration. Softcover/NF w/faint crease to lower back corner. First Edition, First Printing. Sequel to Thomas Cahill's (1940 -) ``How the Irish Saved Civilization''; 2nd in his ``Hinges of History'' series on ``the great gift-givers'' who shaped Western civilization. This book is of Jewish contribution. The Bible, of many hands over many ages, is not easy for decipher. Cahill decodes the Hebrew Bible, that is, the Torah (or Teaching), Neviim (or Prophets) and Ketuvim (or Writings). David, he tells us, "He is the captain of the football team, the supersalesman, the engaging entertainer, the charismatic politician". With this contemporary portrait it becomes clear when Abraham in Genesis hears a commanding voice ordering him to ``Go-you-forth/from your land,/from your kindred,/from your father's house,/to the land that I will let you see,'' it was an historical event, literally propelling forth ``a migration in the wrong direction'' that ``would change the face of the earth.'' Indeed, how many of us can today "... get up in the morning or cross the street without being Jewish''? To anti-Semites, he suggests ``The hatred of Christians for Jews may have its ultimate source in hatred of God, a hatred that the hater must carefully keep himself from knowing about.'' Persuasive and thought provoking, Cahill finds ``The Jews gave us the Outside and the Inside ... our outlook and our inner life,'' and concludes. ``We dream Jewish dreams and hope Jewish hopes. Most of our best words, in fact _ new, adventure, surprise; unique, individual, person, vocation; time, history, future; freedom, progress, spirit; faith, hope, justice ... are gifts of the Jews.'' In historiography, Cahill argues the great Jewish contribution lies in the concept of the linear theory, that is to say, humankind progresses and improves in opposition to the cyclical theory. 291 pgs, 7 chapters: I, The Temple in the Moonlight; II, The Journey in the Dark; III, Egypt; IV, Sinai; V, Canaan; VI, Babylon; and, VII, From Then Till Now.. First Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover. NEAR FINE/None as Issued. First Edition, First Printing., Anchor Books/Random House, 1999

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

The author of the runaway bestseller "How the Irish Saved Civilization has done it again. In "The Gifts of the Jews Thomas Cahill takes us on another enchanting journey into history, once again recreating a time when the actions 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 civilization possible. Within the matrix of ancient religions and philosophies, life 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 time differently. For them, time had a beginning and an end; it was a narrative, whose triumphant conclusion would come in the future. From this insight came a new conception of men and women as individuals with unique destinies--a conception that would inform the Declaration of Independence--and our hopeful belief in progress and the sense that tomorrow can be better than today. 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.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780385482493
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0385482493
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Publishing year: 1999
Publisher: ANCHOR
304 Pages
Weight: 0,236 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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