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  • Author:
    Karen Armstrong
  • ISBN:
    0679435964
  • ISBN13:
    978-0679435969
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  • Publisher:
    Knopf; 1 edition (May 7, 1996)
  • Pages:
    471 pages
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    World
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Like Karen Armstrong's A History of God, Jerusalem is a book for the ages. 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.

Like Karen Armstrong's A History of God, Jerusalem is a book for the ages. The Baltimore Sun "A WORK OF IMPRESSIVE SWEEP AND GRANDEUR.

It is a juxtaposing journey that Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths brings clarity and rouses contemplation. I would recommend the book to those interested in a study of Jerusalem and the struggle of the three faiths. 10 people found this helpful.

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In her new book, Karen Armstrong explains how Jerusalem has become so deeply rooted in the identities of the three major religions branching from Abraham. Armstrong helps us to understand the nature of Jerusalem's intrinsic holiness while describing the importance of its richly woven history, its archaeology, and its ever-changing topography.

Such is the symbolic power of this ancient city that its future status poses a major obstacle to a comprehensive regional peace in the Middle East. This work traces the turbulent history of Jerusalem from the prehistoric era, the Biblical period, Jerusalem under the Byzantines, Arabs, Ottomans, British, Jordanians and since, 1967, the Israelis.

Jerusalem played no part in the formative events in which the new nation of Israel found its soul. We have seen that even at the time when the books of Joshua and Judges were written, some Israelites saw the city as an essentially foreign place, a predominantly Jebusite city. The Patriarchs were associated with Bethel, Hebron, Shechem, and Beersheva but do not seem to have noticed Jerusalem during their travels.

ГлавнаяИсторическая литератураKaren ArmstrongA History of Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths. Three months later, David tried again. This time Yahweh did allow the Ark to enter the territory of Jerusalem without mishap. Уменьшить шрифт (-) Увеличить шрифт (+). Karen Armstrong A History of Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths. This was an inspired, if perilous, decision. David danced and whirled before the Ark, clad only in a brief linen garment, like a priest.

Like karen armstrong s a history of god, jerusalem is a book for the ages. -the baltimore sun "A work of impressive sweep and grandeur. In 1982, she became a full time writer and broadcaster

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Stanober
Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths is the most comprehensive ancient to contemporary work on Jerusalem in modern libraries. Karen Armstrong's writing style is accessible for average readers while preserving academic integrity. Armstrong's work guides the reader through all of the tribes that have occupied this small piece of earth's geography, beginning with the ancient civilizations of the Akkadians, through the Israelites, Christians, and Muslims, and all of the pagan societies in between. The historical substance comprises theology, geography, topography, climatology, civil and ecclesiastical polity, archeology, logography, architecture, agriculture, warfare, and commerce. More than just another historical rendition, the breadth of the work is one that connects the timeline with real struggle in and over this holy place. Armstrong's perspective is uniquely informed through her Catholic heritage and her active participation with Jewish and Muslim communities. Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths tells the story of the sacredness of this place, from the three perspectives of the world's primary monotheist religions definition of "holy". The reader walks away with a sense of the whole story, instead of fragments gathered through opinions, rumors, and news reports that are incomprehensible without the fuller scope of theological archaeology. The sense of sacredness these three religions ascribe to this place come from the same species seeking something more divine than what is attainable within themselves. It is in this story that we find the Creator frustrated perhaps with the confounding process of humans being human while trying to be holy. It is a juxtaposing journey that Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths brings clarity and rouses contemplation.
Hiylchis
I must preface this review by saying that I cannot judge the facts, causes, effects, or meanings (both religious and secular) of author Karen Armstrong's comprehensive history of Jerusalem. I'm a complete novice on the subject of this book. I read the book for enjoyment and to learn about Jerusalem's history. Having expressed my disclaimer, I found pluses and minuses to the book.
First, the pluses. Armstrong has written an extremely detailed and comprehensive history of the city and area. The book is dense with facts, names, and details covering over 3000 years. She appears to me to be deeply knowledgable about the history and the three Abrahamic religions intertwined in this long story. Her writing is clear and I learned a lot.
Now the minuses. Simply put, the book was a major struggle to wade through. Its simply too dense and long to be read enjoyably by the casual history reader. Armstrong assumes the reader has a passable knowledge of the history of the area, names of key players, and the three religions involved in the history. The book is much more of an academic treatise than a mass-market type read. (And that's okay!) She also spends a great deal of time on religious and moral contemplation, much of which does not advance the reader's historical understanding. It was like trying to read two books (history and religious philosophy) which had been mashed together. Finally, the author is way too wordy. If 20 words will do, she often would use 60 to make the point.
I think this is an important book which will appeal to a segment of readers and as a reference. But it has a definite point of view and is simply too dense and long for many more casual readers like me.
Zyniam
A concise history of a complicated city. This book has changed the way I view not only Islam, but all three of the major religions forever.
Flower
this is the second book i have read of karen armstrongs and the second book on jerusalem.
she knows her material and is a very talented storyteller......telling an objective story with no religious favorites.....and able to question scripture or myth for all 3
she frames the ancient world with greek social platform and roman government as it seemed to be back then.......and most important......she is able to tell a tale about the search for god and "religion" as the backdrop for history......
her sequential maps of jerusalem are very helpful for the reader to try and understand the physical realities of the tale.....
i would highly recommend this book as the 'greatest story ever told'......among all the other 'greatest stories ever told'.........
this subject requires scholarship, research, human insight, deep religious sensibility and honesty. she really delivers a quality work!!!!
I learned a lot.......great work!!!!
Uttegirazu
Detailed chronological survey can satisfy scholars who want to understand the literature and controversies but devotion to the bigger picture leaves the reader with an understanding of the complex layering of experience and history in this city. In this book you come to understand the cases the various inhabitants of made to justify their politics and possession, but you can also see glimmers of what I found hopeful -- the possibilities of tolerance and living together. Love the detailed maps, particularly.
Kerry
I found it to be a very interesting discussion of the influences of various religions and sects within religions in the history of Jerusalem. It is indeed a very complex story. Along the way, I found good histories of the religions themselves.
Darkshaper
While I enjoy Karen Armstrong's historical research, her writing can be difficult to stay engaged in. I would recommend the book to those interested in a study of Jerusalem and the struggle of the three faiths.
Really enjoying this book. Once you get past the first chapter or so, it's an easy read. I do wish there was more detail as to where some of the facts are coming from,though.