This majestic history of Jerusalem is the first to bring together in a single volume the experiences of the three great religions in the holy city from their ancient beginnings to the present. "A massive and impressive work...sublime, thrilling, and anguished history."-R. J. Zwi Werblowsky. "Intelligent and compassionate."-New York Times Book Review. "Brilliantly balanced and comprehensive."-Middle East Journal.
Thomas A. Idinopulos, who teaches religion at Miami University in Ohio, is also the author of the widely praised Weathered by Miracles.
Part 1 Acknowledgments v Part 2 Jerusalem in Time (Chronology) ix Part 3 Prologue: Jerusalem Blessed, Jerusalem Cursed 3 Part 4 Part One: The Meaning of Jerusalem in Jewish History Chapter 5 Zion, City of David 27 Chapter 6 Fallen Temples 56 Chapter 7 Return to Zion 92 Part 8 Part Two: The History of Christian Conflict and Consecration in Jerusalem Chapter 9 In the Footsteps of Jesus 127 Chapter 10 God Wills It! 154 Chapter 11 Who Owns Christ's Tomb? 183 Part 12 Part Three: Jerusalem's Holiness in Islamic Tradition Chapter 13 Islam's Triumph in Jerusalem 207 Chapter 14 A Golden Bowl Filled with Scorpions 236 Chapter 15 Ottoman Indifference 258 Part 16 Part Four: A City Divided and United Chapter 17 10 Birth and Betrayl: The Struggle for Jerusalem, 1917-1967 279 Part 18 Notes 311 Part 19 A Note on Sources 317 Part 20 Index 329