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A World Full of Gods: The Strange Triumph of Christianity

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 9780452282612

Product: Book, Paperback

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"Evokes the sights and sounds of the ancient world with daring and imagination... An intellectual tour-de-force that challenges us to see the history of Christianity through the eyes of those who actually lived it."--Los Angeles Times

In this provocative, irresistibly entertaining book, Keith Hopkins takes readers back in time to explore the roots of Christianity in ancient Rome. Combining exacting scholarship with dazzling invention, Hopkins challenges our perceptions about religion, the historical Jesus, and the way history is written. He puts us in touch with what he calls "empathetic wonder"--imagining what Romans, pagans, Jews, and Christians thought, felt, experienced, and believed-by employing a series of engaging literary devices. These include a TV drama about the Dead Sea Scrolls; the first-person testimony of a pair of time-travelers to Pompeii; a meditation on Jesus' apocryphal twin brother; and an unusual letter on God, demons, and angels.

ISBN/UPC:

9780452282612

Product:

Book, Paperback

Title:

A World Full of Gods: The Strange Triumph of Christianity

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Publisher:

Plume Books

Pages:

402

Languages:

English

Specification:

9.0 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches, 2 pounds

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