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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (190 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jaroslav Pelikan Narrator: Nick Sullivan Publisher: University Press Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN:
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One of the most highly regarded works of intellectual history of the past decade, Jesus Through the Centuries is an original and compelling study of the impact of Jesus on cultural, political, social, and economic history. Noted historian and theologian Jaroslav Pelikan reveals how the image of Jesus created by each successive epoch - from rabbi in the first century to liberator in the 19th and 20th centuries - is a key to understanding the temper and values of that age. The book is published by Yale University Press.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey Reyes | 5/8/2013

    " I read this for a class, but would probably have read it in my downtime just as easily. Pelikan takes the reader through eras in western history and analyzes the popular view of Jesus in that specific time and place. He also works in paralells with art, saints, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcus | 3/22/2012

    " This is an excellent history of Christology. I myself am not religious, but nevertheless enjoy studying religion from an historical perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 1/3/2012

    " Pelikan's works, such as this one, simplify complex theological concepts into accessible reading. This book introduces readings to the evolving consideration of Jesus Christ across eras and cultures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 10/10/2011

    " Very interesting to see how each culture has interpreted and emphasized different aspects of Jesus. To the Jew, Jesus becomes a Messianic Jew. To the Greek, he has more Grecian/Mediterranean features with more emphasis on his divinity. Etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 9/20/2010

    " I wish Jaroslav Pelikan was still alive so I could write him a fan letter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philip | 4/21/2010

    " A fascinating account of how the image of Jesus shifts over time and place. I especially enjoyed the chapters on St. Francis of Assisi, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Thomas Jefferson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 4/18/2010

    " Do you think Jesus has always been the person whom christian profess to have a "deep, personal relationship" with? Think again! This book outlines how the person of Jesus has been viewed throughout history and how it has changed over time to meet the needs of the contemporary culture in every case. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 3/1/2010

    " I wish Jaroslav Pelikan was still alive so I could write him a fan letter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 2/25/2009

    " Very interesting to see how each culture has interpreted and emphasized different aspects of Jesus. To the Jew, Jesus becomes a Messianic Jew. To the Greek, he has more Grecian/Mediterranean features with more emphasis on his divinity. Etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcus | 3/22/2008

    " This is an excellent history of Christology. I myself am not religious, but nevertheless enjoy studying religion from an historical perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philip | 3/10/2008

    " A fascinating account of how the image of Jesus shifts over time and place. I especially enjoyed the chapters on St. Francis of Assisi, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Thomas Jefferson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 10/10/2007

    " I read this for a class, but would probably have read it in my downtime just as easily. Pelikan takes the reader through eras in western history and analyzes the popular view of Jesus in that specific time and place. He also works in paralells with art, saints, etc. "

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About the Author

Jaroslav Pelikan (1923–2006) was a scholar who specialized in the history of Christianity, Christian theology, and medieval intellectual history. He was appointed as Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University.

About the Narrator

Nick Sullivan has worked extensively on Broadway and at many theaters throughout the United States. His television credits include The Good Wife, Madame Secretary, Boardwalk Empire, 30 Rock, Elementary, Alpha House, Royal Pains, All My Children, Reading Rainbow, and all three Law & Order series. Film credits include Our Idiot Brother, Prison Song, and Puccini for Beginners. He has recorded hundreds of audiobooks, is an Audie Award winner, and has received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards.