One caveat: the author focuses a lot on clothing. The book was a selection of the Literary Guild with a first printing of 650,000 copies and sold over two million copies in its first year. As a slave, he survives by working as an artist and silversmith. So that wouldn’t have grabbed me, either.
Its story line, the characters, everything makes you so indulged in them that you forget about your outside world.
Start by marking “The Silver Chalice” as Want to Read: Error rating book. The Silver Chalice takes place in Judea and other parts of the Roman Empire shortly after the death of Jesus. If they refuse to obey there will be trouble. If the contents of the Basil also tries to regain his inheritance and his citizenship. He was an amazing historian and a physician but I don’t think he was an apostle? Was I attracted to the romance? Could a likeness of Christ be achieved just from the descriptions of those who had know him while he was alive? Thomas Costain is a great author. The film starred Paul Newman (who hated it), in his first studio role, as Basil the craftsman; as well as Jack Palance; Virginia Mayo; and Lorne Greene. Starts with Basil at age 10 being adopted by the wealthiest merchant in Antioch. Please tell us about any errors you Refresh and try again. he fashions a silver frame for the cup from which Jesus drank at the Last Supper.
His was an amazing adventure. books may have archaic spelling. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Silver Chalice, the story of early Christianity as told through the eyes and experience of Basil, a former slave, was the best-selling fiction book in the United States in … 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. Both the Jews and the Romans reviled them. by Loyola Classics. The Silver Chalice is the fictional story set in the first century A.D. This historical Christian fiction book starts out really slow for about the first third, then it picks up pace and interest and ends well. we pride ourselves on producing the best ebooks you can find. Basil travels from Antioch to Ephesus then Rome to sculpt the faces of the apostles, which, in silver, will adorn the chalice. I'm sure that I have never read a book three times; therefore, I believe this must be my all-time favorite book! This book was a pleasure to read. Tired of “all the Arthurian tripe about the Holy Grail,” Costain imagined his own version of the story. I wouldn't call this a "Christian" story, more of a historical one. Re-read it out of curiosity, didn"t remember any of it. Here at FadedPage and our companion site
The world of early Christianity provides the background of 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. I really enjoyed reading about the Apostles of Christ, especially how Luke was depicted, and the way the time-period was so brought to life. You may do whatever you like with this book, but mostly we hope you will read it. It also brought a desire in me to be artistically creative, even though my fruits were poor, the spirit of it was great! Looking forward to reading this book but I find it interesting that the description calls Luke an Apostle? This was a great book that taught me about everyday life during the time of the apostles. This is a wonderful book, which I freely recommend to friends and family.
If you think we might need to communicate with This is a great HF first published in 1952 and set in the first century chronicling the rise and spread of the Christian faith. Upon the merchant's death, his evil uncle steals his patrimony and sells him into slavery. A young man, Basil, is adopted by a rich man, but loses his fortune when his father dies and his uncle defrauds him, claiming he was purchased as a slave, and sells him. I don't care about any of the characters. Basil, the son of a poor seller of pens and ink is adopted by a rich merchant in Antioch. Welcome back. The Silver Chalice is a 1952 English language historical novel by Thomas B. Costain. Distributed Proofreaders Canada,
Basil, talented artisan, who is later sold into slavery by the manipulating brother of the merchant, is later purchased from slavery and asked to create a decorative casing for the Chalice that Jesus used at the Last Supper. But the way the writing is done (very descriptive) leaves no room for imagination and interpretation and I was, frankly, bored. The colorful, passionate world of early Christianity comes to vivid life in this story of Basil of Antioch.
I love historical fiction and fiction about the early Church is pretty cool. Otherwise, a great book. has page numbers, please include the page number; otherwise please include Please be clear in your message, if you are referring to the information At any rate, I was totally disappointed in, This was a fascinating story with well-drawn out characters and an exciting plot. If I weren't compulsive about finishing books I start I would have dropped it half way through. Costain's work is a mixture of commercial history (such as The White and The Gold, a history of New France to around 1720) and fiction that relies heavily on historic events (one review stated it was hard to tell where history leaves off and apocrypha begins).
The Silver Chalice is a 1952 English language historical novel by Thomas B. Costain. There are many early biblical & historical figures: Luke, Peter, Joseph of Arimathea, Simon Magus & his companion Helena.
unless there is an obvious correction. This was a great book I read from my Grandmother's library as a kid. There's lots of excitement, romance, religion, and of course, history. I love historical novels and this one takes place during the reign of Nero when Rome ruled much of the civilized world. Basil has a great gift for art which he is not allowed to use whilst working for the silversmith, having to churn out basic items ordered by customers, but as he learns the trade and how to handle silver his gift becomes known. I can only figure I didn’t have many choices in what I read, since there wasn’t much in the city library, and practically nothing at home. I remember being completely captivated by this book when I was fourteen. But the way the writing is done (very descriptive) leaves no room for imagination and interpretation and I was, frankly, bored. The book totally absorbed me, and I could not put it down until I finished. But now I can’t figure out why. The plot is shifty enough to keep us caring about the main characters and their strivings to better both their temporal and spiritual selves. In fact, this author has other titles I never got around to reading, such as "The Plantaganets" and others. The Silver Chalice was well received when it was published in 1952. It's not a tough read at all (although standing at 840 pages), the writing is simple and the story straight forward enough. I read this once when I was about 10, one of the particularly Catholic books my stepmother apparently didn't catch when our family moved in with hers - or she would've thrown it out. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Basil, the son of a poor seller of pens and ink is adopted by a rich merchant in Antioch. The plot of The Silver Chalice centers on the Grail — the cup from which Christ drank at the Last Supper. Costain noted in his foreword that he initially intended the book to be about Bayan and Edward I, but became caught up in the legend of Thomas a Becket's parents: an English knight married to an Eastern girl. If I weren't compulsive about finishing books I start I would have dropped it half. The character of Basil was perfect for the telling of this adventure. Read this when I was 13. A couple of people suggested this book to me because it takes place in the early christian era, which is where I've been setting a lot of my fiction lately. But now I can’t figure out why. That’s where we met boys.
Basil travels to Jerusalem, Greece, and Rome, meets the apostles, braves the perils of persecution, and, The world of early Christianity provides the background of this story of Basil of Antioch. Basil has a great gift for art which he is not allowed to use whilst working for the silversmith, having to churn out basic items ordered by customers, but as he learns the trade and how to handle silver his gift becomes known. Basil was a very likable character and his conversion to Christianity seemed natural through the stages he wen. Glad I had a couple of snowy days to push hard through this book. Was I attracted to the romance? Upon the merchant's death, his evil uncle steals his patrimony and sells him into slavery. The Antioch Chalice, which is judged to have been made in 350 AD, was once believed to have been the cup used at the Last Supper, later encased in a protective and decorative silver frame. If the book A young boy named Basil is sold into slavery after the death of his rich adoptive father and he is apprenticed to a silversmith. We’d love your help. Came across this book in a family library, and what a delightful and timely-read! The story is mainly about a young silversmith, Basil, who, after being robbed of his inheritance, and sold into slavery is asked by the apostle Luke to create a holder for the cup Jesus used at the Last Supper. Warner Bros. made a film based on the book. He gains his freedom, becomes a Christian and is commissioned to create an outer covering for the cup Jesus drank from at The Last Supper. Of course, we may all use our imaginations to flesh out these men (and women) from scriptural reading, but it is fun to read Costain's take on these people. In order to tell a more authentic story, Costain uses real characters such as Joseph of Arimithea, Luke, Peter and other Apostles as well as Nero. Your suggestion will be processed as soon as possible.
Lewis historical fiction, or a proselytizing Edgar Rice Burroughs about the Holy Grail in early Christendom. The story centers around the cup that Jesus drank from during the last supper and the boy who grows up to make the chalice that surrounds it. The White and the Gold: The French Regime in Canada [Canadian History Series #1], The Pageant of England--The Conquerors [Plantagenets #1]. But my religion has never valued “relics,” so that wouldn’t have attracted me. This novel includes some biblical characters such as the apostle Peter, Luke, etc., but also historical characters, and the time period is shortly after the death of Jesus. But my religion has never valued “relics,” so that wouldn’t have attracted me. Both the Jews and the Romans reviled them. Two years after its publication, Warner Bros. released a feature adaptation of the book.
The story was inspired by the archeological discovery of a 1st-century silver chalice in Antioch (see Antioch Chalice).