Jerusalem Past & Present in the Purposes
"Of special significance to the three major monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, few cities have exerted such a profound influence on the religious consciousness of humankind as Jerusalem." "Much of the tension within the city today, and in...
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"Of special significance to the three major monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, few cities have exerted such a profound influence on the religious consciousness of humankind as Jerusalem." "Much of the tension within the city today, and in the nations that surround it, is fueled by the clash of religious conviction as it finds social and political expression. Now is the time for Christians to reflect more deeply on their own attitudes toward Jerusalem." "This collection of papers, originating from a series of London conferences on Middle East issues, discusses biblical and historical perspectives on the place of Jerusalem, as well as the contemporary viewpoints of Christian Zionists, Palestinian Christians, and Messianic Jews."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Revd Dr Peter Walker (PhD., Cambridge; DPhil., Oxford) is Tutor in New Testament & Biblical Theology and Director of Development at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and a member of the Oxford Faculty of Theology.
A frequent visitor to Israel as a researcher, lecturer and accredited tour guide, he has been a regular participant in the Cyprus-Bethlehem Consultations on the Land, and he is co-editor of its recently published papers, The Bible and the Land: An Encounter (Musalaha, 2000).
Walker is also the author of Holy City, Holy Places (OUP, 1989), Jesus and the Holy City (Eerdmans, 1996), The Weekend That Changed the World (HarperCollins, 1999) and, with Graham Tomlin, Walking in His Steps (HarperCollins, 2000) and the companion volume In the Steps of Saint Paul and Enjoying the Good News (forthcoming IVP).
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