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THE CRUCIBLE OF CHRISTIANITY: Judaism, Hellenism And The Historical Background To The Christian Faith.

Toynbee, Arnold (Edited By)

Published by NY & Cleveland. 1969. World Publishing Co./ Thames & Hudson, 1969
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really huge brown cloth gilt lettered hardbound folio ~ 2. very large & heavy ("coffee table" size book), international or priority shipping will cost extra. dustwrapper in protective plastic book jacket cover. fine cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. a little sunfading along the top edges. text edges clean. contents free of all markings. dustwrapper in vg cond. 4 small tears (1") along the bottom, creased front flap, not price clipped. nice clean copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~ first edition. first printing ( nap). ~ Please Note: book is larger than scanner so the photos are a bit cropped. 368p. 556 illustrations, 158 in color ~ 398 photographs, drawings, maps & plans. notes to the text. select bibliography. list and sources of illustrations. index. world history. archaeology. ancient history. religion. theology. art history. biblical studies. ~ The time is a span of approximately four centuries in all, i.e. the last two centuries before the beginning of the Christian Era and the first two after it. A wealth of illustrations is also used to clarify and illuminate every corner of the vast panorama. Many of these were especially commissioned for this work, and many display such recent findings of archaeology as the Dead Sea scrolls and the remains of the Zealot fort at Masada. They include both acknowledged masterpieces and obscure artifacts, and range from the proud marble reliefs of conquering Rome to the pathetic relics of the Jewish revolt, from the enigmatic frescos of mystery religions to Gnostic papyri recently recovered from the sands of Egypt. Preparation of this whole great volume, text and pictures alike, has been personally supervised at every stage by Professor Toynbee, who in the opening chapter gives his own considered analysis of what was without question most significant epoch in the whole story of mankind. ~Contributors: THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD'S AGE OF AGONY The historical antecedents by Arnold Toynbee ~A CLASH OF IDEOLOGIES: Palestine under the Seleucids and Romans by Abraham Schalit PH D ~ A DIVIDED FAITH: Jewish religious parties and sects by Kurt Schubert PH D ~ A TASTE FOR THINGS GREEK: Hellenism in Syria and Palestine by A. H. M. Jones ~THE EMPIRE OF ROME: The Roman government and the Christian Church by A. Nicholas SherWin~White ~'THE WORLD'S GREAT AGE' Graeco~Roman society and culture, 31 BC~AD 235 by J.~G. Gage ~AWAY FROM SHEER BEAUTY: Architecture and art in the Graeco~Roman world, 31 BC~AD 390 by Jocelyn M. C. Toynbee ~ORDEALS OF THE MIND:: Greek philosophy from the age of Cicero to Plotinus by A. Hilary Armstrong ~THE SON OF MAN: Jesus in the context of history David Flusser ~PAGANISM'S DEATH STRUGGLE: Religions in competition with Christianity by M. J. Vermaseren ~'THAT THE SCRIPTURE MIGHT BE FULFILLED': Christianity as a Jewish sect by Cardinal Danielou S J ~THE WORD GOES FORTH: Christianity as a missionary religion by Cardinal Danielou S J ~THE PHILOSOPHY THAT FAITH INSPIRED: Greek philosophy in Philo and the Church Fathers by Harry A. Wolfson ~RIVAL THEOLOGIES: Gnosticism, Marcion , Origen by Robert M. Grant ~THE PERSECUTIONS: Christianity s Encounter With The Roman Imperal Government by G.E.M. de Ste. Croix. Bookseller Inventory # 8061301

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Publisher: NY & Cleveland. 1969. World Publishing Co./ Thames & Hudson

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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