Jerusalem (Paperback)

A History of the Holiest City as Seen Through the Strugles of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

By Thomas A. Idinopulos

Ivan R. Dee Publisher, 9781566630627, 352pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1994

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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. It is history in the grand manner, an absorbing saga of prophets, priests, and pilgrims, kings and conquerors; the story of a city besieged, defended, conquered, damaged or destroyed, and rebuilt forty times in thirty centuries--always in the name of God. Mr. Idinopulos's narrative is as rich, intricate, and spectacular as a religious tapestry. "A massive and impressive work ... sublime, thrilling, and anguished history."--R. J. Zwi Werblowsky, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. "A splendidly told tale, which succeeds against great odds in providing a clear, balanced, and lively history of one of the most complicated cities in the world."--Kirkus Reviews. "A prodigious and imposing work."--Booklist. "Intelligent and compassionate."--New York Times Book Review. "A brilliantly balanced and comprehensive introduction to the Holy City-in history, tradition, and politics."--Middle East Journal.

About the Author

Thomas A. Idinopulos, who teaches religion at Miami University in Ohio, is also the author of the widely praised Weathered by Miracles.