Jerusalem : One City, Three Faiths.
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Jerusalem : One City, Three Faiths.
by Armstrong, Karen

Written with grace and clarity, the product of years of meticulous research, Jerusalem combines the pageant of history with the profundity of searching spiritual analysis. Venerated for millennia by three faiths, torn by irreconcilable conflict, conquered, rebuilt, and mourned for again and again, Jerusalem is a sacred city whose very sacredness has engendered terrible tragedy. In this fascinating volume, Karen Armstrong, author of the highly praised A History of God, traces the history of how Jews, Christians, and Muslims have all laid claim to Jerusalem as their holy place, and how three radically different concepts of holiness have shaped and scarred the city for thousands of years.


Publication date: 2005.

ISBN: URN:ISBN:9780345391681

OPAC reference: KOHA-OAI-BCP:8790

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