A nice introduction to ancient religion, as well as ancient apocalyptic views.
Cohn takes us to the very roots of civilization, explaining how the traditional cycles of life coincided with religious belief.
I am well aware of all of them, and I learned little beyond details from this book, and yet I enjoyed reading it very much.
Wow. Just plain wow. This is the most influential book I have read in quite some time. Finally, Mr. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Casavista
Quite an impressive and informative read of the origins and evolutions of religion. Read this book and get the rest of the story.Published 14 months ago by Gato9
Broad view throughout ancient history over different kinds of polytheistic and monotheistic religion during 3000bce thar reach up to Christianity.Published 15 months ago by Georgi Yanakiev
Elegantly written and quite informative. A nice introduction to ancient religion, as well as ancient apocalyptic views. Smart and objective, straight to the point. Read morePublished on January 19, 2012 by André Barros
Surely the best book available if you want to get a insight into the ideas that led to the development of Christianity.Published on October 23, 2001 by firstname.lastname@example.org
This book is an excellent primer on religious conceptions of time: from the circular conception alternating from chaos to cosmos, to the apocalyptic, the idea that time has an end... Read morePublished on June 6, 2001 by Andrew Platek