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The Resource And man created God : a history of the world at the time of Jesus, Selina O'Grady

And man created God : a history of the world at the time of Jesus, Selina O'Grady

Label
And man created God : a history of the world at the time of Jesus
Title
And man created God
Title remainder
a history of the world at the time of Jesus
Statement of responsibility
Selina O'Grady
Title variation
History of the world at the time of Jesus
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the time of Jesus' birth, thousands of people were leaving their families and tribes behind and flocking into brand new multi-ethnic cities. The world was undergoing the first phase of globalization, and in this ferment rulers and ruled turned to religion as a source of order and stability. The world was full of gods, competing and merging with one another. Selina O'Grady takes the reader on a journey across the empires of the ancient world and introduces us to rulers, merchants, messiahs, priests and holy men. Throughout, she seeks to answer why, amongst the countless options available, the empires at the time "chose" the religions they did? Why did China's rulers hitch their fate to Confucianism, a philosophy more than a religion? And why was a tiny Jewish cult eventually adopted by Rome's emperors rather than the far more popular and widespread cult of Isis? O'Grady looks at why and how religions have had such an immense impact on human history and in doing so uncovers the ineradicable connection between politics and religion--a connection which still defines us in our own age.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Grady, Selina
Dewey number
270.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BR162.3
  • BR162.3
LC item number
  • .O37 2013b
  • .O37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Church history
  • Christianity
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Christianity
  • Christian sociology
  • Christian sociology
  • Christianity
  • Christianity
  • Church history
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Church history
  • Christianity
  • Civilization, Ancient
Label
And man created God : a history of the world at the time of Jesus, Selina O'Grady
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: London : Atlantic, ©2012
  • "March 2013"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 374-383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rebranding of Rome -- Augustus : god and first citizen -- Alexandria : gods in the city -- The African goddess-queen -- The mirage of Arabia : Rome's fiasco -- How Herod and the Pharisees radicalized the Jews -- Galilee : Jesus and the messiah-bandits -- Castrating priests and trading gods in Palmyra -- Political and religious chaos in Parthia -- A 'pagan Christ' in Babylon -- India : Brahmins versus monks -- The Buddha in a toga -- Confucius' religion for civil servants -- Wang Mang the pious usurper -- The dragon who flew too high -- Recalcitrant spirits : the German resistance -- Rome : the emperor becomes god -- The death of Jesus -- And Paul created Christ
Control code
ocn795010396
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxi, 393 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250016812
Lccn
2012545512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250016812
  • (OCoLC)795010396
Label
And man created God : a history of the world at the time of Jesus, Selina O'Grady
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: London : Atlantic, ©2012
  • "March 2013"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 374-383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rebranding of Rome -- Augustus : god and first citizen -- Alexandria : gods in the city -- The African goddess-queen -- The mirage of Arabia : Rome's fiasco -- How Herod and the Pharisees radicalized the Jews -- Galilee : Jesus and the messiah-bandits -- Castrating priests and trading gods in Palmyra -- Political and religious chaos in Parthia -- A 'pagan Christ' in Babylon -- India : Brahmins versus monks -- The Buddha in a toga -- Confucius' religion for civil servants -- Wang Mang the pious usurper -- The dragon who flew too high -- Recalcitrant spirits : the German resistance -- Rome : the emperor becomes god -- The death of Jesus -- And Paul created Christ
Control code
ocn795010396
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxi, 393 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250016812
Lccn
2012545512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250016812
  • (OCoLC)795010396

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