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Caesars and Apostles : Hellenism, Rome and Judaism - Emil Bock

Caesars and Apostles

Hellenism, Rome and Judaism

By: Emil Bock

Hardcover Published: 1st August 1998
ISBN: 9780863152733
Number Of Pages: 362

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An unusual perspective on the cultural and political milieu in existence at the time of the emergence of Christianity. Events such as the Persian Wars are examined with a view to understanding the spiritual struggles raging between those forces that wished to promote a newly emerging human consciousness, based on independent thought and a growing sense of egocentricity; and those forces that wished to preserve the authoritarian structures of the past, which were rooted in now decadent mystery practices. In particular the role of Essenes receives prominence, given that Bock was writing prior to the discoveries of the Dead Sea Scrolls. In the second half of the book, Bock investigates the esoteric biographies of some of the key figures surrounding Jesus Christ, and demonstrates how their destinies were affected by the encounters with the being of Christ.

Preface to the New Editionp. 9
Preface to the First Editionp. 10
The Cultural Environment
Greece: The Athens of Pericles and Alexander's Expeditionsp. 19
Hellenism: The Diadochi and the Maccabeesp. 47
Romanism: Caesar - Cleopatra - Herodp. 81
Judaism: Pharisees - Sadducees - Essenesp. 118
Figures Around Christ
John the Baptistp. 169
Judas Iscariotp. 199
The Easter Experience of the Disciplesp. 225
Simon Peterp. 260
James, the Brother of the Lordp. 284
John the Evangelistp. 300
Philo: On the Therapeutae and Essenesp. 319
Discoveries at the Dead Sea 1950-57p. 338
Referencesp. 358
Bibliographyp. 361
Indexp. 362
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ISBN: 9780863152733
ISBN-10: 0863152732
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 1st August 1998
Publisher: Floris Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.64