The Land Called Holy

Author : Robert Louis Wilken
ISBN : 0300060831
Genre : Religion
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From the time of Jesus, Palestine has been an integral part of the Christian experience. Not only have Christians always lived in Palestine, but since the fourth century, Christians gradually came to see Palestine as the Holy Land and Jerusalem as the Christian city.
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The Holy Land In American Religious Thought 1620 1948

Author : Gershon Greenberg
ISBN : UOM:39015032765136
Genre : History
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This book is the first to investigate the effect of the biblical Holy Land on American religious institutions, from early Puritanism in 1620 to Judaism in 1948. It explores the attachment between religious America and the Land of Israel from a pluralistic perspective, tracing the history of religion in America as it relates to the spiritual and geographical identity of the Holy Land.
Category: History

Holy War In Judaism

Author : Reuven Firestone
ISBN : 9780199977154
Genre : Religion
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Holy war, sanctioned or even commanded by God, is a common and recurring theme in the Hebrew Bible. Rabbinic Judaism, however, largely avoided discussion of holy war in the Talmud and related literatures for the simple reason that it became dangerous and self-destructive. Reuven Firestone's Holy War in Judaism is the first book to consider how the concept of ''holy war'' disappeared from Jewish thought for almost 2000 years, only to reemerge with renewed vigor in modern times. The revival of the holy war idea occurred with the rise of Zionism. As the necessity of organized Jewish engagement in military actions developed, Orthodox Jews faced a dilemma. There was great need for all to engage in combat for the survival of the infant state of Israel, but the Talmudic rabbis had virtually eliminated divine authorization for Jews to fight in Jewish armies. Once the notion of divinely sanctioned warring was revived, it became available to Jews who considered that the historical context justified more aggressive forms of warring. Among some Jews, divinely authorized war became associated not only with defense but also with a renewed kibbush or conquest, a term that became central to the discourse regarding war and peace and the lands conquered by the state of Israel in 1967. By the early 1980's, the rhetoric of holy war had entered the general political discourse of modern Israel. In Holy War in Judaism, Firestone identifies, analyzes, and explains the historical, conceptual, and intellectual processes that revived holy war ideas in modern Judaism.
Category: Religion

Mohammed Der Koran Und Die Entstehung Des Arabischen Weltreichs

Author : Tom Holland
ISBN : 9783608103427
Genre : History
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Niemand ahnte um die Wende vom 6. zum 7. Jahrhundert, dass die Araber eine weltgeschichtliche Revolution herbeiführen würden. Ausgehend von den legendenumrankten Lebensbeschreibungen des Propheten, schildert der Autor das politische Wirken Mohammeds und der Kalifen bis zur Gründung Bagdads im Jahre 762. Im Zentrum stehen die geistig-politischen Umwälzungen und die kriegerischen Auseinandersetzungen mit den Großmächten der damaligen Zeit. Zugleich spürt er den tiefer liegenden Gründen nach, warum und wie Mohammeds Offenbarungen in einem abgelegenen Winkel der damaligen Welt und seine unbedingte Forderung nach einer Unterwerfung unter Allah der menschlichen Zivilisation ein neues Gesicht gaben.
Category: History

Scriptural Geography

Author : Edwin James Aiken
ISBN : 9780857716699
Genre : Religion
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It is easy to find Palestine... But how to find the Holy Land -- ah, that is another matter'_x000D_ (Out-of Doors in the Holy Land, 1908)_x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ Geographies of the Holy Land are almost as old as Christianity itself. In the ancient world works such as the Onomasticon of Eusebius were intended primarily as aids to biblical understanding but by the early nineteenth century books about the Holy Land had become entangled in concerns over the relationship between the scriptural and scientific uses of this sacred landscape. The Holy Land was not just a physical region on the surface of the Earth - it was an idea, an intellectual and moral space charged with the heat of religious debate and with the noisy engagements of those trying to understand the religious, social and scientific upheavals of the time. _x000D_ _x000D_ EdwinJames Aiken explores the various ways in which geographical knowledge was used in the management of this celestial landscape and the production of its geography. In particular he shows how religious writers called upon geographical knowledge in different ways at different times to the benefit of their readers. He pays particular attention to the political, social and religious currents at play and to the dissonance between religion, theology and science. _x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ The result is an original and stimulating work of scholarship that demonstrates the significance of the geography of the Holy Land in Western thought and argument and makes important contributions to the history of geography, the nature of Orientalism, and to the evolving relationship between religion and science. _x000D_ _x000D_
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Inventing The Holy Land

Author : Stephanie Stidham Rogers
ISBN : 9780739148440
Genre : Religion
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This book presents a historical study of the phenomenon of Holy Land tourism among American Protestants during the second half of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. During this period, overseas travel was newly available to the Protestant middle class due to the invention and steady popularization of steamship travel. Protestants 'at home' in America consumed vast quantities of printed literature via the popular medium of Holy Land pilgrimage narratives. A new mental geography resulted, in which Americans forged a fresh awareness of the Middle East and began to focus millennial hopes upon the political and social concept of a Jewish remnant of the last days in a Protestant theological and historical framework. Protestant support for Zionism was born. What surfaces from the study of hundreds of pilgrimage narratives from this period is the emergence of Palestine as an iconic place for American Protestants. Through pilgrimage narratives, American Protestant's understanding of Palestinians, biblical authority, the power of the Protestant press, the historicity of the Christian faith, an millennial expectations were formed as the meaning of the Holy Land was constructed. Findings from the pilgrimage narratives also indicate the importance of Palestine among Protestants as a 'fifth gospel written in stone.' The pilgrim's eastward gaze drew a distant biblical past into sharper focus and fueled the fires of premillenialism, a movement that would leave an enduring stamp upon American religion and politics.
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Encyclopedia Of Monasticism

Author : William M. Johnston
ISBN : 9781136787164
Genre : Reference
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Muhammad In History Thought And Culture An Encyclopedia Of The Prophet Of God 2 Volumes

Author : Coeli Fitzpatrick Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781610691789
Genre : Religion
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This in-depth examination of the life, history, and influence of Muhammad as discussed by leading scholars provides a wide-ranging look at the prophet's legacy unlike any other in the field of Islamic and culture studies. • Documents Muhammad's broad impact on history, culture, and society • Shares viewpoints from more than 100 scholars in the field of Islamic studies to provide different perspectives on how Muhammad's life and beliefs have changed the course of history • Explores Muhammad's changing image—and controversies over his depiction and the communication of his ideas—in art, music, and literature • Provides an in-depth overview of Muhammad's influences on secular life and culture
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