The Silver Chalice

The Silver Chalice

Book - 2006
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"An outstanding historical novel."--"New York Times"

"This novel makes real . . . the whole world of the New Testament."--"Chicago Tribune"

"His theme is presented with an assurance and sweetness that is refreshing
in a great novel."--"Christian Science Monitor"The colorful, passionate world of early Christianity comes to vivid life in this story of Basil of Antioch. Basil, a sensitive artisan, is purchased from slavery and commissioned to create a decorative casing for the Chalice that Jesus used at the Last Supper. Basil travels to Jerusalem, Greece, and Rome, meets the apostles, braves the perils of persecution, and finally makes a fateful choice that allows him to "see" Jesus. The dramatic plot, compelling characters, and spiritual depth of "The Silver Chalice "made it one of the most popular historical novels of the twentieth century.

Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Loyola Press, c2006
ISBN: 9780829423501
Characteristics: xi, 823 p. ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Noonan, Peggy 1950-


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x1y2z3a Aug 10, 2013

Excellent book. I couldn't put it down.

Apr 26, 2012

Whether you're looking for fiction or non-fiction, Thomas B. Costain is the go-to guy for historical literature, especially pertaining to early British history and the Plantagenets. Silver Chalice, however is a fictional work about the grail of Christianity and is one of Costain's more widely read books.


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FavouriteFiction Oct 14, 2009

Apostles Luke and Paul free a young man to create a silver chalice with the likeness of Christ. As he performs this task he is given an inside view into the lives of the disciples as they struggle to create Jesus' church.


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