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Jesus Through the Centuries: His Place in the History of Culture

Jesus Through the Centuries: His Place in the History of Culture

by Jaroslav PelikanJaroslav Pelikan
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“A rich and expansive description of Jesus’ impact on the general history of culture. . . . Believers and skeptics alike will find it a sweeping visual and conceptual panorama.”—John Koenig, front page, New York Times Book Review

Called "a book of uncommon brilliance" by Commonweal, Jesus Through the Centuries is an original and compelling study of the impact of Jesus on cultural, political, social, and economic history. Noted historian and theologian Jaroslav Pelikan reveals how the image of Jesus created by each successive epoch—from rabbi in the first century to liberator in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—is a key to understanding the temper and values of that age.

"An enlightening and often dramatic story . . . as stimulating as it is informative.”—John Gross, New York Times

“A gracious little masterpiece.”—Thomas D'Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300079876
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 11/10/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 377,182
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jaroslav Pelikan was Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University. He was the author of more than thirty books, including The Christian Tradition, widely acknowledged as the foremost history of its kind.

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