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The Source by James A. Michener
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Oct 28, 2011

I vaguely remember reading (or skimming) The Source years ago in high school but know I never gave it the concentration it deserves. Just finished it last week and will probably re-read to organize the dates and civilizations better. I found it to be highly readable as a novel, and would appeal to a wide range of readers, interested in Middle East affairs, interested in development of Christianity, interested in enduring Judaism? I am involved in Christian education, and a nonspecialist student of theology. The Source raises many questions about the tensions among the People of the Book. I am (slowly) reading Luke Timothy Johnson's Among the Gentiles and beginning to get a few fingers around what happened in the early centuries of the last millenium between Jews, Christians, Greeks and Romans and other 'pagans' of the time. It guarantees to raise more questions and encourage real study of this time in history.
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October 28, 2011 – Started Reading
October 28, 2011 – Shelved
October 28, 2011 –
page 554
60.95% "Would make excellent pre-requisite reading for EfM."
November 3, 2011 – Finished Reading

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