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The Resource The gifts of the Jews : how a tribe of desert nomads changed the way everyone thinks and feels, Thomas Cahill

The gifts of the Jews : how a tribe of desert nomads changed the way everyone thinks and feels, Thomas Cahill

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The gifts of the Jews : how a tribe of desert nomads changed the way everyone thinks and feels
Title
The gifts of the Jews
Title remainder
how a tribe of desert nomads changed the way everyone thinks and feels
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Cahill
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Cahill, Thomas
Dewey number
909/.04924
Index
index present
LC call number
BM165
LC item number
.C25 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The hinges of history
Series volume
v. 2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Judaism
  • Jews
  • Civilization
Label
The gifts of the Jews : how a tribe of desert nomads changed the way everyone thinks and feels, Thomas Cahill
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-265) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the Jews are it -- The temple in the moonlight : the primeval religious experience -- The journey in the dark: the unaccountable innovation -- Egypt : from slavery to freedom -- Sinai : from death to life -- Canaan : from tribe to nation -- Babylon : from many to one -- From then till now : the Jews are still it -- Notes and sources -- The books of the Hebrew bible -- Chronology -- Acknowledgments -- Index of Biblical citations -- General index
Control code
37928517
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780385482486
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
97045139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The gifts of the Jews : how a tribe of desert nomads changed the way everyone thinks and feels, Thomas Cahill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-265) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the Jews are it -- The temple in the moonlight : the primeval religious experience -- The journey in the dark: the unaccountable innovation -- Egypt : from slavery to freedom -- Sinai : from death to life -- Canaan : from tribe to nation -- Babylon : from many to one -- From then till now : the Jews are still it -- Notes and sources -- The books of the Hebrew bible -- Chronology -- Acknowledgments -- Index of Biblical citations -- General index
Control code
37928517
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780385482486
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
97045139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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