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Jerusalem, Jerusalem : how the ancient city ignited our modern world
Bib ID 8039094
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Carroll, James, author
 
Online Access
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Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries 
Description Brunswick : Scribe Publications Pty Ltd, 2011 
Brunswick, Victoria, Victoria : Scribe Publications Pty Ltd, 2011 
1 online resource (432 pages) 
ISBN 9781921942204 (EPUB : :)
Technical Details

text file : EPUB : 508KB 

Summary

James Carroll's urgent, masterly Jerusalem, Jerusalem uncovers the ways in which the city became a transcendent fantasy that ignites religious fervour unlike anywhere else on earth. He shows how the conflicts within this holiest of cities underscore an important point of history: that religion and violence fuel each other. In Carroll's provocative reading of the deep past, the Bible came into being as an act of resistance to the violence that threatened Jerusalem from the start. Tracing the richly intertwined threads of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim history, Carroll illuminates the European fixation on a heavenly Jerusalem as the spark of both anti-Semitism and racist colonial contempt. The holy wars of the Knights Templar burned apocalyptic mayhem into the Western mind; now, heavenly Jerusalem defines the American imagination - and always, the earthly city smoulders. Jerusalem fever, inextricably tied to Christian fervour, is the deadly third party to the Arab-Israeli wars. Understanding it is the key that unlocks world history, and gives us our best chance to re-imagine peace. Jerusalem, Jerusalem is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the current disharmony of modern-day Jerusalem and its historical underpinnings. To the standard set by Constantine's Sword, here again is a 'rare book that combines searing passion ... with a subject that has affected all our lives' (Chicago Tribune).

Full contents
  • 1 Introduction: Two Jerusalems
  • 2. Deep violence
  • 3. The bible resists
  • 4. The cross against itself
  • 5. The rock of Islam
  • 6. City on a hill
  • 7. Messiah nation
  • 8. Jerusalem builded here
  • 9. Millennium
  • 10. Conclusion.
 
Notes

Description based upon print version of record.

Subjects History / Social History.  |  Middle East.  |  History of religion.  |  Social & cultural history.  |  Middle Eastern history.  |  Christian institutions & organizations.  |  Religion - Judaism - General.  |  History - Israel.  |  Religion - Islam - General.  |  Judaism.  |  Islam.  |  Religion - History.  |  Jerusalem -- Religion.  |  Jerusalem -- History.  |  Ethnic relations.  |  Religion.  |  Travel.  |  Jerusalem -- Description and travel.  |  Jerusalem -- Ethnic relations.  |  Jerusalem -- History.  |  Jerusalem -- Religion.  |  Middle East -- Jerusalem.  |  Jerusalem -- Religion.  |  Jerusalem -- Description and travel.  |  Jerusalem -- Ethnic relations.  |  Jerusalem -- History.  |  Religion and politics -- Jerusalem.  |  Australian
Form/genre Electronic books  |  History.
Other authors/contributors Scribe

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