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Kings, Cults and Conquests at the Time of Jesus
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A wonderfully illuminating, prodigious tour de force of ecclesiastical anthropology. * Kirkus * In a panoramic survey, [O'Grady] shows the intimacy of the relationship between the way that people lived and the gods they worshipped... Vivid and learned * Mail on Sunday * A masterful narrative, clearly told, with great panache, insight and humour. It should be required reading for anyone, Christian or otherwise, who has an interest in the historical context in which the 'mystery cult of Yaweh' became one of the dominant forces in the world. -- Manda Scott * Independent * In her sweeping account of relations between faith and power at the dawn of the Christian era, Selina O'Grady presents the political uses of pagan religion, set amid all the luxury and decadence of Roman life, with great relish and descriptive power... The result is an enjoyable, informative romp through the subject of comparative religion... With accomplished journalistic flair, she posits answers with far greater confidence than any academic, choking on footnotes, could muster. * Economist * This is a dazzling, dizzying, compelling panorama of the world that Jesus knew and the worlds he had never heard of. Selina O'Grady shows us the overall map of what were really a series of interlocking but very distinct worlds... which come alive with her remarkable command of detail... It is a remarkable book.... I cannot think of anyone who will not learn a huge amount from reading this book. * Tablet *
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Selina O'Grady was a producer of BBC1's moral documentary series Heart of the Matter presented by Joan Bakewell, Channel 4's live chat show After Dark and Radio 4's history series Leviathan. She has reviewed regularly for the San Francisco Chronicle, Literary Review and Tablet, and she is the co-editor of two books: Great Spirits: The Fifty-Two Christians who Most Influenced their Millennium and A Deep But Dazzling Darkness.