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Caesar and Christ

Will Durant

Caesar and Christ

a history of Roman civilization and of Christianity from their beginnings to A.D. 325

by Will Durant

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  • 8 Currently reading

Published by Simon and Schuster in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christianity.,
  • Church history.,
  • Rome -- Civilization.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Will Durant.
    SeriesThe story of civilization -- v. 3
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 751 p., [20] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages751
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18259002M

    It doesn't get any better By I Love Reading Romances on Nov 06, Will Durant's writing style is anything but dry, he brings to live the time period and the way people lived, the way society operated. This book is a Five Star read all the way!. I wish I could thank them for their work. College students may use it for academic reference and research papers. Thus, he paints as comprehensive a story of history as is possible.

    That left them vulnerable, and that vulnerability led to persecution. Because it was written prior toit leaves out scientific evidence as to Jesus' death on the cross and to my recollection does not mention the cloth of Oviedo. State polity is not opposed to religion, nor religion to state. Sometimes this history was too detailed.

    Topics studied include: the Arts in all their forms; pottery, literature, sculpture family organization, marriage, leisure, societal organization Roman government, the constitution and its alterations both from internal pressures and external conflict Religion Philosophy It is my opinion, through my own studies, that anyone who has read any other book on the Roman Empire is an amateur. It is the life of the people who lived in those times, and how the rise of empire altered the way people lived. The long decline took years to play out, but in AD the last emperor in the West was replaced by a German king. Instead, as depicted in the Gospels, Jesus was highly critical of the Jewish priesthoodand the Jews were blamed for killing this Messiahaccording to the Gospel texts. Was Jesus Caesar?


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Caesar and Christ book

Afterhe returned to Biblical studies. Roman sources include AppianPlutarch and Suetoniuswho all relied to some extent on Caesar's contemporary Gaius Asinius Pollio and his lost Historiae, which according to Carotta might constitute the "Latin Ur-Gospel".

Durant is not considered an authentic professional historian; perhaps that is why he writes history so well. Granted, I you want to read more about battles, etc. Carotta postulates that the historical person behind the Biblical figure Jesus Christ was not Jesus of Nazarethbut the Roman statesman Gaius Julius Caesarfrom whose cult Christianity developed over the course of several generations.

Four elements constitute it: economic provision, political organization, moral traditions and the pursuit of knowledge and the arts. Beginning with the Etruscans and ending with the reign of Constantine, this book covers the fascinating story of one of the greatest civilizations in the history of the world.

They marvelled at his wisdom and skill in extricating himself so readily out of this net in which they had hoped to entangle him. Outside of Germany his theory drew little response, while the Dutch translation caused a controversial and at times heated debate in the Dutch media: historian Thomas von der Dunkphilosopher Andreas Kinneging and philosopher Paul Cliteur were among those who supported Carotta's theory, while philosopher Willem J.

To place a dash of incense in a censor before a bust of Caesar in the marketplace was roughly analogous to saluting the flag at a football game. That victory brought Egypt into the Roman provinces and founded the Roman Empire with Augustus as the sole ruler.

The Cults of Caesar and Christ

And at over pages, there's not a single dull or boring page. I never heard a professor mention Durant to students but I saw the entire set on the shelves of the private libraries of some major historians. The Apostle Paul carried his missionary work westward over those roads.

Sykes Dec 3, Cambridge University Press. Its many provinces were governed with a heavy hand, yet with some local autonomy. I wish I could thank them for their work.

There are figures, such as Caesar and Paul, who are presented a bit too simplistically for my taste, but it must be kept in mind that this is a single volume covering a vast amount of historical territory.

No volume of "Story of Civilization" contains the 'whole truth' but very few modern histories of one year of one institution are more factually accurate. The passage contains dense verbal parallels to the Gospel description of Jesus meeting the demoniac at the land of Gadarenes, who contains a legion of unclean spirits that enter into herd of swine and then drown themselves in the sea.

You may disagree from time to time with his assessments or views but overall, it provides valuable information. Of course, this story is one that is told in many books on church history, but none does a better job than does "Caesar and Christ. I leave you with this.

I thought it was quite well presented. Durant's prose style, bright mind, and sharp wit made the book a little classic that has never been out of print. You may gain the basic liberal arts education you wanted but did not get in six years of college.Dec 01,  · Far from being a piece of bone-dry "historiography," Caesar and Christ is a grand essay in the great tradition of Gibbon.

The elegance and wisdom of the writing are something to marvel at. If you are interested in the Roman era, you will find Caesar and Christ to be enormously rewarding.5/5(5). Oct 26,  · Caesar and Christ: The Story of Civilization, Volume III Kindle Edition In Caesar and Christ, he traces the interweaving histories of Rome and Christianity.

But this is not just a narrative on the expansion of Roman borders.

CAESAR AND CHRIST

It is the life of the people who lived in those times, and how the rise of empire altered the way people lived/5(19). Apr 29,  · The Cults of Caesar and Christ Brian Zahnd. The original name for what would eventually became known as Christianity was “the Way.” You won’t find “Christianity” in the Bible, but you will find “the Way” seven times in the book of Acts.

Caesar and Christ: A History of Roman Civilization and of Christianity from Their Beginnings to A.D. Will Durant. MJF Books, - CAESAR - pages.

His first book, Philosophy and the Social Problem, was published in His other works include The Story of Philosophy, The Mansions of Philosophy, and the ten-volume The Story of 4/5(4).

Oct 16,  · Consul Julius Caesar was one of the greatest rulers of Rome. During his reign, he had set the stage for transferring the Roman Republic into a worldwide empire.

Caesar was born in B.C. and ruled Rome for 5 years starting in 49 B.C., which is where he appears on. Dec 25,  · The book is a "novel" only in the sense that it reads like one.

Caesar and Christ is one of the series from their outstanding The Story of Civilization. It is of course factual as one can get when writing about events of plus years ago. It is well written, interesting and the book is very detailed without being hildebrandsguld.com: