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THE GIFTS OF THE JEWS : How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels (Hinges of History Series) - Thomas Cahill
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1999, ISBN: 0385482493

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[EAN: 9780385482493], Near Fine, [PU: Anchor Books/Random House, New York, NY], JUDAISM/HISTORY/WESTERN CIVILIZATION/CULTURE, 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.

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[SR: 35783], Paperback, [EAN: 9780385482493], Anchor Books/Nan A Talese, Anchor Books/Nan A Talese, Book, [PU: Anchor Books/Nan A Talese], 1999-08-17, Anchor Books/Nan A Talese, 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., 4987, Historical Study & Educational Resources, 11242, Archaeology, 197501011, Essays, 16244611, Historical Geography, 11452, Historical Maps, 4988, Historiography, 4989, Reference, 4991, Study & Teaching, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 15812171, Civilization & Culture, 5035, World, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 4992, Jewish, 4994, Holocaust, 5035, World, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 12559, History, 12540, Judaism, 22, Religion & Spirituality, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books

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Paperback, [PU: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc], The bestselling author of "How the Irish Saved Civilization" reveals the critical change that made Western civilization possible, in this irresistible exploration of the origins of some of humankind's oldest and most closely held beliefs. Line drawings., Jewish Studies

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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
Hardcover
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Publishing year: 1999
Publisher: ANCHOR
304 Pages
Weight: 0,236 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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