Jerusalem, Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Jerusalem

How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World

eBook - 2011
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Traces the evolution of the belief that Jerusalem is the center of the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim religious worlds and argues that this fixation is a main cause of the modern-day Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
ISBN: 9780547549057
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 418 p.)
Contents: Two Jerusalems. Heat ; Jerusalem today ; Hic ; A personal note
Deep violence. The clock of the past ; Mark makers ; Enter Jerusalem ; Sacrifice
The Bible resists. Wartime literature ; Wars that did not happen ; God's ambivalence ; Conceived in Jerusalem, born in exile from Jerusalem ; The empty Temple ; Abraham's kill ; Apocalypse then
The Cross against itself. Jesus to Jerusalem ; Rome's war and its consequences ; The new Temple ; Scapegoat mechanism ; The violence of Christians ; Apocalypse now
The Rock of Islam. No god but God ; Al Quds ; The masterpiece relic ; Jerusalem agonistes ; 1099 ; Knights Templar ; Christopher the Christ bearer
City on a hill. Reformation wars ; Separatists ; The God of peace ; Return to Jerusalem ; Temple roots ; Jerusalem marchers
Messiah nation. Jerusalem and exile ; The printing press and Ottoman Jerusalem ; The peaceful Crusade
Restorationism ; Abraham's altar ; God's right arm ; Apostolic succession
Jerusalem builded here. The last Crusader ; Diaspora's end ; Waiting to baptize you ; Grand mufti ; Eichmann in Jerusalem ; Nakba ; Soap ; Twins in trauma
Millennium. The Temple weapons ; Sacrifice operatives ; Crusade
Good religion. Neither secular nor sacred ; Not God's way, but man's ; Learning from history.
Summary: Traces the evolution of the belief that Jerusalem is the center of the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim religious worlds and argues that this fixation is a main cause of the modern-day Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


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Mar 07, 2019

Some people read a couple of books and think they understand history- no more than Islamophobic, don"t let that racist taint your thinking, the Crusaders according to historians lead by the Pope and the British and French along with anyone else that would join them traveled to Jerusalem killing Jews on the way to get ready to mass murder all the people in Jerusalem .. that is Christianity ... as they looked to retake the Holy Land from the so-called "Infidel" they murdered everyone Jews, Christians and Muslims, never sparing a soul..this is what the Crusaders brought to this world, and what about the Mongols, hoards of the same murderous people that destroyed a tremendous amount of people and lives and places, and yet 3 generations later they reverted to Islam, the Truth!

Jan 10, 2019

Sorry but I was not impressed at all. Because I am an avid historical reader and researcher, political activist and researcher, this book was liberal revisionist history. He left out so much truth about history in this book that we come away with nothing substantial. He especially leaves out why the Christian Crusades actually happened. In it he paints the Islamists as protecting their realm from the aggressor Christian Kingdoms. However, as relevant history points out the reason for the Crusades was to stop the Islamic Crusades against the West. He doesn't point out that if it were not for the Mongols the Muslims would have ruled over the Western Christian Kingdoms. And no mention that Spain, Portugal, Southern France, Greece and parts of Italy were part of the Islamic state (Caliphate) for hundreds of years. Nor that Islam was stopped at the Gates of Vienna much later as Islam was once again on the march. That's chapter "Rock of Islam." What this book isn't really about Is Jerusalem. On a separate note you might like to read "Terrorist Hunter" by Rita Katz that might open your eyes about the real terrorist threats in the West. Let me make this very clear about Jerusalem it's the most important city in the world and discussing it in a historical perspective needs to be done with-out liberal politically correct semantics.

Bettylg Jun 18, 2014

Wow. The Description above does not do this book justice. Read it and understand how apocalyptic thinking - the bedrock of fundamentalism in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam - legitimizes all sorts of reprehensible behavior in all parts of the world.

Dec 17, 2011

Insightful and informative. The book explores the history of the city and its connections to world history, as well as its religious and cultural importance. I picked up a good deal of information I didn't know about.

debwalker Apr 28, 2011

Discusses the history of the city, as well as the religious fervor and conflicts it has inspired.


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