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Jerusalem, Jerusalem : how the ancient city ignited our modern world / James Carroll.

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  • ISBN: 9780547549057 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0547549059 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 418 pages)
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [382]-393) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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, etc.:
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.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on print version record.
Subject: Jerusalem > History.
Jerusalem > Description and travel.
Jerusalem > Religion.
Jerusalem > Ethnic relations.
Genre: Electronic books.

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