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Whose Holy City?

Whose Holy City?

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'Who will have pity on you, O Jerusalem? Who will mourn for you? Who will stop to ask how you are?' '' Jeremiah 15:5

For many people the holiest city in the world, Jerusalem, carries within it the potential to ignite a worldwide conflagration. Jews, Christians and Muslims all feel a strong spiritual attachment to the city and desire unrestricted access to it. Who, though, should have sovereignty? Who should be in political control of this most troubled of cities? And, more particularly, who should exercise sovereignty over the Old City where the major sacred sites are located?

In this informed and enlightening book, Colin Chapman assesses the centrality of Jerusalem in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, tracing its history through the ages and showing how the issues of the past are relevant today. Since 1967 the Israelis have controlled the city and the areas around it, creating new settlements and roads to transform its geography and demography, and provoking intense opposition from the Palestinians.

The situation today appears hopeless. The conflict continues violently with Jerusalem at its centre. How, Colin Chapman asks, can the two sides reach agreement over this most holy of cities? How can worldwide conflagration be avoided?


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'Who will have pity on you, O Jerusalem? Who will mourn for you? Who will stop to ask how you are?' '' Jeremiah 15:5

For many people the holiest city in the world, Jerusalem, carries within it the potential to ignite a worldwide conflagration. Jews, Christians and Muslims all feel a strong spiritual attachment to the city and desire unrestricted access to it. Who, though, should have sovereignty? Who should be in political control of this most troubled of cities? And, more particularly, who should exercise sovereignty over the Old City where the major sacred sites are located?

In this informed and enlightening book, Colin Chapman assesses the centrality of Jerusalem in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, tracing its history through the ages and showing how the issues of the past are relevant today. Since 1967 the Israelis have controlled the city and the areas around it, creating new settlements and roads to transform its geography and demography, and provoking intense opposition from the Palestinians.

The situation today appears hopeless. The conflict continues violently with Jerusalem at its centre. How, Colin Chapman asks, can the two sides reach agreement over this most holy of cities? How can worldwide conflagration be avoided?

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Meet the Author

Colin Chapman

Colin Chapman was lecturer in Islamic studies at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut until his retirement. A former principal of Crowther Hall, Birmingham (Church Mission Society training college), he also worked for thirteen years previously in Egypt and Lebanon with CMS. He is the author of Whose Promised Land?, Whose Holy City?: Jerusalem and the Future of Peace in the Middle East, Cross and Crescent: Responding to the Challenge of Islam and Islam and the West: Conflict, Co-Existence or Conversion.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 217898
  • Product Code 0745951341
  • EAN 9780745951348
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category World Events
  • Publisher Lion Hudson Publishing
  • Publication Date Oct 2004
  • Sales Rank #19836
  • Dimensions 198 x 128 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.257kg

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