Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths

Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths

Karen Armstrong


"SPLENDID . . . Eminently sane and sufferer . . . crucial analyzing for Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike."
--The Washington Post

Venerated for millennia via 3 faiths, torn by way of irreconcilable clash, conquered, rebuilt, and mourned for many times, Jerusalem is a sacred urban whose very sacredness has engendered poor tragedy. during this interesting quantity, Karen Armstrong, writer of the hugely praised A heritage of God, strains the historical past of ways Jews, Christians, and Muslims have all laid declare to Jerusalem as their holy position, and the way 3 noticeably assorted thoughts of holiness have formed and scarred the town for millions of years.

Armstrong unfolds a posh tale of religious upheaval and political transformation--from King David's capital to an administrative outpost of the Roman Empire, from the cosmopolitan urban sanctified by way of Christ to the non secular heart conquered and glorified by means of Muslims, from the sparkling prize of eu Crusaders to the bullet-ridden image of the present-day Arab-Israeli clash.

Written with grace and readability, the manufactured from years of meticulous learn, Jerusalem combines the competition of heritage with the profundity of looking religious research. Like Karen Armstrong's A heritage of God, Jerusalem is a e-book for the ages.

"THE top critical, obtainable background OF the main SPIRITUALLY vital urban within the WORLD."
--The Baltimore Sun

"A paintings OF notable SWEEP AND GRANDEUR."
--Los Angeles occasions e-book evaluation

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