Название: Jerusalem: The Contested City
Издательство: Recorded Books
Автор: Prof. Frank E. Peters
Формат: mp3, VBR
Размер: 110 Mb
Продолжительность: 7 hours and 33 mins
Located in the heart of Israel, Jerusalem is the center for the spiritual world's three largest religions. Throughout its millennia-old history, Jerusalem has been known by many names: Salem, Zion, Hierosolymae, Al-Quds and others, and no city has ever been in more dispute.
In scripture, the city's history began nearly 4,000 years ago, when Abraham met Melchizedek, King of Salem. Its significance as a "holy land" is evident by the number of religions that call it their spiritual home. Jews, Christians, and Muslims have struggled for its possession. In the 26 times a new group took over leadership of the city, the "City of Peace" has seen very little of its namesake, even through modern times, and 35 times it was at least partially destroyed.
In light of the volatile nature of the Middle East, and today's ongoing conflicts, it is important that we understand why Jews, Christians, and Muslims all lay claim to Jerusalem. Through an in-depth study of the various holy sites in Jerusalem, you'll begin to see which are considered sacred and to whom. And through an investigation of Mark Twain's The Innocents Abroad, you will see the many different perspectives of pilgrims in days of long ago, and even today.
Lecture 1 Holy Places, Holy City
Lecture 2 The City of the Great King
Lecture 3 The Fall and Restoration of Jerusalem
Lecture 4 Jews and Greeks in Jerusalem
Lecture 5 The Jerusalem of Jesus
Lecture 6 The Great Wars (66-135 C.E.)
Lecture 7 The "Mother of All the Churches" (325-635 C.E.)
Lecture 8 The Distant Shrine: The Muslims Come to Jerusalem (638-750 C.E.)
Lecture 9 The Crusades
Lecture 10 Jerusalem Liberated
Lecture 11 Piety and Polemic: The Age of Pilgrimage
Lecture 12 Travelers, Tourists and Pilgrims
Lecture 13 Through New Eyes: Jerusalem and the Moderns
Lecture 14 From Then to Now: The Holy Places in the Present Age