Crucible of Faith by Philip Jenkins

Crucible of Faith

Heaven and hell, angels and demons, Satan and the Messiah. All of these seem fundamental to the Judeo-Christian religious tradition. Yet these figures are largely, and conspicuously, absent from the Biblical Old Testament. Philip Jenkins, one of America's foremost scholars of religion, argues that much of the Judeo-Christian tradition we know today was born between 250-50 BCE, during a turbulent "Crucible Era." It was during these years that Juda...

Details Crucible of Faith

TitleCrucible of Faith
Release DateSep 19th, 2017
PublisherBasic Books

Reviews Crucible of Faith

  • Tony Jones
    An absolutely fantastic 'splainer on the intertestamental period.