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Thomas Cahill (A Saint on Death Row, Heretics and Heroes, Desire of the Everlasting Hills, How the Irish Saved Civilization, Jesus' little instruction book, Mysteries Of The Middle Ages, Journal of a soul, Sailing the Wine Dark Sea, The Gifts of the Jews)

Thomas Cahill’s appealing approach to distant history has won the attention of millions of readers in North America and beyond. Cahill is the author of five previous volumes in the Hinges of History series: How the Irish Saved Civilization, The Gifts of the Jews, Desire of the Everlasting Hills, Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, and Mysteries Of The Middle Ages. They have been bestsellers not only in the United States but also in countries ranging from Italy to Brazil. He is also the author of A Saint on Death Row.www.thomasCahill.comThomas Cahill is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (http://www.rhspeakers.com). (added from Random House)… (more)
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Thomas Cahill (A Saint on Death Row, Heretics and Heroes, Desire of the Everlasting Hills, How the Irish Saved Civilization, Jesus' little instruction book, Mysteries Of The Middle Ages, Journal of a soul, Sailing the Wine Dark Sea, The Gifts of the Jews)

Thomas Cahill’s appealing approach to distant history has won the attention of millions of readers in North America and beyond. Cahill is the author of five previous volumes in the Hinges of History series: How the Irish Saved Civilization, The Gifts of the Jews, Desire of the Everlasting Hills, Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, and Mysteries Of The Middle Ages. They have been bestsellers not only in the United States but also in countries ranging from Italy to Brazil. He is also the author of A Saint on Death Row.www.thomasCahill.comThomas Cahill is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (http://www.rhspeakers.com). (added from Random House)… (more)

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Born in New York City to Irish-American parents and raised in Queens and the Bronx, Cahill was educated by Jesuits and studied ancient Greek and Latin. He continued his study of Greek and Latin literature, as well as medieval philosophy, scripture and theology, at Fordham University, where he completed a B.A. in classical literature and philosophy in 1964, and a pontifical degree in philosophy in 1965. He went on to complete his M.F.A. in film and dramatic literature at Columbia University in 1968.

In anticipation of writing The Gifts of the Jews, Cahill studied scripture at Union Theological Seminary in New York, and spent two years as a Visiting Scholar at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he studied Hebrew and the Hebrew Bible. He also reads French and Italian. In 1999, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Alfred University in New York.

Cahill has taught at Queens College, Fordham University, and Seton Hall University, served as the North American education correspondent for the Times of London, and was for many years a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times Book Review. Prior to retiring to write full time, he was the Director of Religious Publishing at Doubleday for six years. He and his wife, Susan, also an author, divide their time between New York and Rome.
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