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  • Wise Men of the West

Wise Men of the West

A Search for the Promised One in the Latter Days

America was ablaze with millennial anticipation in 1844. Reflecting upon Scriptural prophecy, signs in the heavens, and the gospel of the kingdom having been preached to all nations, religious leaders expected Christ’s return was imminent. Hundreds of thousands of laypeople also looked to the skies in joyous anticipation, or dread.

Clearly, their expectations were not fulfilled; were these wrong, or simply misunderstood? In New Jersey, devout Quaker Josiah Thompson is convinced the answers lie in the Holy Land but is too aged to travel. So his son Zach and British scholar James Lawrence take up the quest, only to realise the question is far larger than they imagined. And what they discover will have profound implications for not only for them, but all humanity as the modern age unfolds.

America was ablaze with millennial anticipation in 1844. Reflecting upon Scriptural prophecy, signs in the heavens, and the gospel of the kingdom having been preached to all nations, religious leaders expected Christ’s return was imminent. Hundreds of thousands of laypeople also looked to the skies in joyous anticipation, or dread.

Clearly, their expectations were not fulfilled; were these wrong, or simply misunderstood? In New Jersey, devout Quaker Josiah Thompson is convinced the answers lie in the Holy Land but is too aged to travel. So his son Zach and British scholar James Lawrence take up the quest, only to realise the question is far larger than they imagined. And what they discover will have profound implications for not only for them, but all humanity as the modern age unfolds.

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  • Contributors:
    Jay Tyson (Author) | 
    Michael Gellatly (Illustrator)
  • Format: Softcover book | 260 pages
  • Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 15 mm | 390 g
  • Publisher: Something or Other Publishing, 2019
  • ISBN: 9781732451155
  • SKU: TYSON_WISE

About Jay Tyson

Jay Tyson grew up outside of Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1976. Shortly thereafter he married Eileen Cregge. They spent four years in Liberia, West Africa, where Jay worked on road construction projects. They settled in Haifa, Israel for seven years, where he assisted with historic restoration at the Baha'i World Center. They returned to New Jersey in 1989, where they raised two daughters and Jay continued his career in engineering.

Raised in a Presbyterian household, Jay wondered why God had sent Messengers on a regular basis from the time of Noah to the time of Jesus but seemed to have fallen silent for the past 2,000 years. This question led him to investigate and eventually accept the idea that there is a common Source of all religions⏤a theme which he first encountered while learning about the Baha'i Faith. Diving into the depths of religious prophecy, he has found the commonality between religions are much deeper than just a similarity of ethical teachings. For the prophecies, when carefully understood, can lead to a profound appreciation of an unseen Intelligence from which they emanate. In addition to his research and writing, Jay is an active proponent of recognizing the commonalities across religious traditions in his local community.

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