The End of Days

The End of Days
Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount

by Gershom Gorenberg

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 0195152050
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Focuses on the religious passions that make fundamentalists battle over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and why this sacred site has become a catalyst for potential conflict.

The End of Days

The End of Days
Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount

by Gershom Gorenberg

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000-12-01
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 9780756753863
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Countless Christians, Jews, & Muslims anticipate that the world is about to end. God's kingdom is near, they believe, & the key to salvation is Jerusalem's Temple Mount, the most sacred & contested real estate on earth. Gorenberg portrays how such faith has fueled the real-world struggle in the Middle East & reveals why it continues to be a powerful catalyst for conflict. The Temple Mount is where Solomon & Herod built their Temples, where the Dome of the Rock now stands, & where both Jewish extremists & millions of Christian fundamentalists expect the Third Temple to be built soon. Holy to both Judaism & Islam, the Mount is where nationalism & faith join in a volatile mix.

The Accidental Empire

The Accidental Empire
Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977

by Gershom Gorenberg

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2007-03-06
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1466800542
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The untold story, based on groundbreaking original research, of the actions and inactions that created the Israeli settlements in the occupied territories After Israeli troops defeated the armies of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan in June 1967, the Jewish state seemed to have reached the pinnacle of success. But far from being a happy ending, the Six-Day War proved to be the opening act of a complex political drama, in which the central issue became: Should Jews build settlements in the territories taken in that war? The Accidental Empire is Gershom Gorenberg's masterful and gripping account of the strange birth of the settler movement, which was the child of both Labor Party socialism and religious extremism. It is a dramatic story featuring the giants of Israeli history—Moshe Dayan, Golda Meir, Levi Eshkol, Yigal Allon—as well as more contemporary figures like Ariel Sharon, Yitzhak Rabin, and Shimon Peres. Gorenberg also shows how the Johnson, Nixon, and Ford administrations turned a blind eye to what was happening in the territories, and reveals their strategic reasons for doing so. Drawing on newly opened archives and extensive interviews, Gorenberg reconstructs what the top officials knew and when they knew it, while weaving in the dramatic first-person accounts of the settlers themselves. Fast-moving and penetrating, The Accidental Empire casts the entire enterprise in a new and controversial light, calling into question much of what we think we know about this issue that continues to haunt the Middle East.

The Unmaking of Israel

The Unmaking of Israel
A Book

by Gershom Gorenberg

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2011-11-08
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0062097318
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Prominent Israeli journalist GershomGorenberg offers a penetrating and provocativelook at how the balance of power in Israel has shifted toward extremism,threatening the prospects for peace and democracy as the Israeli-Palestinianconflict intensifies. Informing his examination using interviews in Israel andthe West Bank and with access to previously classified Israeli documents, Gorenberg delivers an incisive discussion of the causes andtrends of extremism in Israel’s government and society. Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The AmazingAdventures of Kavalier and Clay, writes, "until I read The Unmaking of Israel, I didn't think it could bepossible to feel more despairing, and then more terribly hopeful, about Israel,a place that I began at last, under the spell of GershomGorenberg's lucid and dispassionate yet intenselypersonal writing, to understand."

Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mount

Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mount
Who Will Build the Third Temple?

by Motti Inbari

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2009-04-23
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 9781438426242
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examines radical and messianic movements in Israel seeking to rebuild the Third Temple in Jerusalem.

The Struggle for Jerusalem's Holy Places

The Struggle for Jerusalem's Holy Places
A Book

by Wendy Pullan,Maximilian Sternberg,Lefkos Kyriacou,Craig Larkin,Michael Dumper

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-11-20
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1317975553
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Struggle for Jerusalem’s Holy Places investigates the role of architecture and urban identity in relation to the political economy of the city and its wider state context seen through the lens of the holy places. Reflecting the broad disciplinary backgrounds of the authors, this book provides perspectives from architecture, urbanism, and politics, and provides in-depth investigations of historical, ethnographic and policy-related case studies. The research is substantiated by fieldwork carried out in Jerusalem over the past ten years as part of the ESRC Large Grants project ‘Conflict in Cities’. By analysing new dynamics of radicalisation through land seizure, the politicisation of parklands and tourism, the strategic manipulation of archaeological and historical narratives and material culture, and through examination of general appropriation of Jerusalem’s varied rituals, memories and symbolism for factional uses, the book reveals how possibilities of co- existence are seriously threatened in Jerusalem. Shedding new light on the key role played by everyday urban life and its spatial settings for any future political agreements about the city and its religious sites, this book is a useful reference work for students and scholars of Middle East Studies, Architecture, Religion and Urban Studies.

Nationalism and the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount

Nationalism and the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount
The Exclusivity of Holiness

by Erik Freas

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-07-12
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 3319499203
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines the manner in which the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount has been appropriated by both Palestinians and Israelis as a nationalist symbol legitimizing respective claims to the land. From the late-nineteenth century onward, the site's significance became reconfigured within the context of modern nationalist discourses, yet, despite the originally secular nature of Palestinian and Israeli nationalisms, the holy site’s importance to Islam and Judaism respectively has gradually altered the character of both in a manner blurring the line between religious and national identities.

Evangelicals and Israel

Evangelicals and Israel
The Story of American Christian Zionism

by Stephen Spector

  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 0195368029
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Arguing that the reasons evangelical Christians support Israel is for more complicated reasons than preparing for the Second Coming, this text examines Christian Zionism and the ways that religion and politics converge in American evangelicals' love and support for Israel and the Jewish people.

Mending the World?

Mending the World?
Possibilities and Obstacles for Religion, Church, and Theology

by Niclas Blader,Kristina Helgesson Kjellin

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2017-06-16
  • Pages : 542
  • ISBN : 1532610645
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Religion has played a major role in history, affecting the course of events and influencing individuals. Today one frequently hears the expression "the return of religion" but opinions differ as to how this "return" is to be understood. It is clear that modernity and postmodernity have not meant that religion is dead or relegated to society's backyards. Religion is still of vital importance for many people. It has, to some extent, changed shape but has not lost its legitimacy and attractiveness to broad groups. Religion is public, visible, and has a sought-for voice; but it is also wrestling with extremism, ignorance, and preconceptions. Just like ideologies, religions are capable of activating diametrically opposite traits in humans. It is this dual tension that is implicit in the question mark in this book's title: Mending the World? This book's aim is to help explore whether, how, and in what ways religion, church, and theology can contribute constructively to the future of a global society. In thirty-one chapters, researchers from around the world address the relation between religion and society.

Provocative Columns

Provocative Columns
A Liberal Rabbi Reflects on Beliefs, Israel & American Politics

by Bruce Warshal

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2009-05
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 1440133816
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Jewish Journal of South Florida is the largest Jewish newspaper in America. It boasts an open marketplace of ideas on its opinion-editorial pages, featuring columns from the left and the right on the political and religious continuums. Rabbi Bruce Warshal upholds the liberal tradition both in politics and religion on those pages.

The Kingdom of God Is Green

The Kingdom of God Is Green
A Book

by Paul Gilk

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2012-09-21
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 1610975375
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the early 1970s, living in inner-city St. Louis, Paul Gilk asked his friends to explain why small farms were dying. The answers did not satisfy. Years of study followed. Through the reading of history, Gilk began to grasp the origins of both horticulture and agriculture, their blossoming into Neolithic agrarian village culture, and the impoundment of the agrarian village by bandit aristocrats at the formation of what we now call civilization. Getting a grip on the relationship between agriculture and civilization was one thing; but, as a person strongly influenced by Gospel stories, Gilk also wanted to know what the connection might be between the kingdom of God proclamation in the canonical Gospels and the peasant world from which Jesus arose. Aided in his thinking by the works of biblical scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan, Gilk began to realize that the kingdom of God was both a harkening back to the peace and freedom of precivilized agrarian village and a revolutionary anticipation of a postcivilized village-mindedness organized organically on the basis of radical servanthood and radical stewardship. We are, Gilk says, entering the dawn of this Green culture simultaneously with the deepening of civilized world disaster.

The Bible and Zionism

The Bible and Zionism
Invented Traditions, Archaeology and Post-Colonialism in Palestine-Israel

by Nur Masalha

  • Publisher : Zed Books
  • Release : 2007-08
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 9781842777619
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This text investigates the Biblical justification for Zionism & charts the historical rise of Zionism since its 19th century roots. Providing a contribution to the argument for a single democratic & secular Israeli state, it shows how the biblical language of 'chosen people' & 'promised land' is used to justify ethnic division & violence.

The Making of the Abrahamic Religions in Late Antiquity

The Making of the Abrahamic Religions in Late Antiquity
A Book

by Guy G. Stroumsa

  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2015-07-30
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 0191059137
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book presents how ancient Christianity must be understood from the viewpoint of the history of religions in late antiquity. The continuation of biblical prophecy runs like a thread from Jesus through Mani to Muhammad. And yet this thread, arguably the single most important characteristic of the Abrahamic movement, often remains outside the mainstream, hidden, as it were, since it generates heresy. The figures of the Gnostic, the Holy man, and the mystic are all sequels of the Israelite prophet. They reflect a mode of religiosity that is characterized by high intensity. It is centripetal and activist by nature and emphasizes sectarianism and polemics, esoteric knowledge, or gnosis and charisma. The other mode of religiosity, obviously much more common than the first one, is centrifugal and irenic. It favours an ecumenical attitude, contents itself with a widely shared faith, or pistis, and reflects, in Weberian parlance, the routinisation of the new religious movement. This is the mode of priests and bishops, rather than that of martyrs and holy men. These two main modes of religion, high versus low intensity, exist simultaneously, and cross the boundaries of religious communities. They offer a tool permitting us to follow the transformations of religion in late antiquity in general, and in ancient Christianity in particular, without becoming prisoners of the traditional categories of Patristic literature. Through the dialectical relationship between these two modes of religiosity, one can follow the complex transformations of ancient Christianity in its broad religious context.

Jihad and Genocide

Jihad and Genocide
A Book

by Richard L. Rubenstein

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2011-05-16
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN : 0742562034
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines the relationship between jihad and genocide, past and present. Richard L. Rubenstein, a respected scholar in the field of genocide studies, takes a close look at the violent interpretations of jihad and how they have played out in the past hundred years, from the Armenian genocide through current threats to Israel. Rubenstein's unflinching study of the potential for fundamentalist jihad to initiate targeted violence raises pressing questions in a time when questions of religious co-existence, particularly in the Middle East, are discussed urgently each day.

Contentious Rituals

Contentious Rituals
Parading the Nation in Northern Ireland

by Jonathan S. Blake

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2019-02-25
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 0190915595
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Throughout the world, divisive monuments, ceremonies, and processions assert and reinforce claims to territory, legitimacy, and dominance. These contested symbols and rituals strengthen and lend meaning to communal boundaries; confer and renew identities; and inflame tensions between groups, polarizing communities and, at times, triggering violence. In Contentious Rituals, Jonathan S. Blake focuses on one such controversial tradition: Protestant parades in the streets of Northern Ireland. Marchers say they are celebrating their culture and commemorating their history, as they have done for two centuries. Catholics see the parades as carnivals of bigotry and strident assertions of power. The result is heightened inter-communal friction and occasional violence. Drawing on over 80 interviews, an original survey, and ethnographic observations, Blake investigates why participants choose to march in parades that are known to be a primary source of sectarian conflict today. His analysis reveals their reasons for acting, the meanings supplied to them, and how they make sense of the contention that surrounds them. Ultimately, he discovers, many paraders are not interested in the politics of their actions at all, but rather in the allure of the action itself: the satisfactions of joining with others to express a collective identity and carry on a cherished tradition. An insightful exploration of the characteristics and dynamics of nationalism in action, Contentious Rituals offers an innovative approach to the contested politics of culture in divided societies and a new explanation for an old source of conflict in Northern Ireland.

Those Outside

Those Outside
Noncanonical Readings of the Canonical Gospels

by George Aichele,Richard G. Walsh

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2005-11-08
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN : 9780567026507
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Uses film and literature to engage the biblical texts and demonstrates the ways that the boundaries of canons are artificial and unhelpful. >

Political Violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Political Violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
From Holy War to Modern Terror

by Jonathan Fine

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2015-03-26
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1442247568
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Religious political violence is by no means a new phenomenon, yet there are critical differences between the various historical instances of such violence and its more current permutations. Since the mid-1970s, religious fundamentalist movements have been seeking to influence world order by participating in local political systems. For example, Islamic fundamentalism is at the heart of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the Christian fundamental right wing has seen a resurgence in Europe, and Jewish fundamentalism is behind the actions of Meir Kahane’s Kach movement and the settler movement. The shift in recent years from secular to religious political violence necessitates a reevaluation of contemporary political violence and of the concept of religious violence. This text analyzes the evolution of religious political violence, in both historical and contemporary perspectives. Since religious political violent events are usually associated with the term “terrorism,” the book first analyzes the origins of this controversial term and its religious manifestations. It then outlines and highlights the differences between secular and religious political violence, on ideological, strategic, and tactical levels before comparing the concept of Holy War in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Lastly, it shows how modern radical monotheistic religious groups interpret and manipulate their religious sources and ideas to advocate their political agendas, including the practice of violence. A unique comparative study of religious political violence across Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, this text features many international case studies from the Crusades to the Arab Spring.

Religious Violence Today: Faith and Conflict in the Modern World [2 volumes]

Religious Violence Today: Faith and Conflict in the Modern World [2 volumes]
A Book

by Michael Jerryson

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2020-07-31
  • Pages : 900
  • ISBN : 1440859914
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Through sections containing overview essays and reference entries related to particular religions, this resource explores the rise of religious violence, hate crime, and persecution around the world. Religious violence and persecution have been growing steadily both within the United States and around the world. Drawing on the expertise of a wide range of scholars, this current and comprehensive reference helps readers understand the persecution of members of particular faiths as well as violence committed by members of those faiths. In doing so it promotes a greater understanding of the role of religion in global politics, domestic and international terrorism, and religious bigotry. The book contains sections on particular religious traditions from around the world. Each section begins with an overview essay surveying violence related to that particular religion, whether committed by or against members of that faith. Reference entries in each section then provide objective, fundamental information about particular topics related to violence and the religion discussed. The entries provide cross-references and suggestions for further reading, and the work closes with a bibliography of resources for further study. Sections are devoted to particular religions from around the world. Overview essays in each section survey religious violence associated with that particular faith. Reference entries in each section provide current fundamental information about specific topics related to religious violence within a faith tradition. Excerpts from primary source documents give readers first-hand accounts of religious violence for critical analysis. Cross-references and suggestions for further reading direct users to related topics and additional resources.

The End That Does

The End That Does
Art, Science and Millennial Accomplishment

by Cathy Gutierrez,Hillel Schwartz

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-12-18
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1317488814
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Millennial movements have had a significant impact on history and lie behind many artistic and scientific views of the world. 'The End that Does' tracks the interplay of the arts, sciences, and millennial imagination across 3000 years. The volume presents essays ranging across the study of ancient ritualistic sacrifice, utopian technology and the American millennial dream, science fiction, and the apocalypse of the tabloids. The End that Does will be invaluable to any student or scholar interested in the history of millennialism.

Visualizing and Exhibiting Jewish Space and History

Visualizing and Exhibiting Jewish Space and History
A Book

by Richard I. Cohen

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-20
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN : 019993424X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem."