Jerusalem in the Mind of the Western World, 1800-1948

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This fifth volume of the With Eyes Toward Zion series brings together 19 internationally renowned scholars to interpret how Jerusalem returned to the world stage in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The rediscovery of the Holy Land coincided with the greatest era of Christian missions and the birth of Zionism, and the face of Jerusalem began to change markedly. This volume explores those changes, looking at the influx of travelers and explorers to the Holy Land, and the evolving theological concepts among the ...

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Overview

This fifth volume of the With Eyes Toward Zion series brings together 19 internationally renowned scholars to interpret how Jerusalem returned to the world stage in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The rediscovery of the Holy Land coincided with the greatest era of Christian missions and the birth of Zionism, and the face of Jerusalem began to change markedly. This volume explores those changes, looking at the influx of travelers and explorers to the Holy Land, and the evolving theological concepts among the various religious groups. This discussion of the rediscovery of the Holy Land delves into an issue that is at the forefront of current world discussion: the meaning of Jerusalem to Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

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Seventeen contributions address Jerusalem's renewed position in the mindset of Western civilization in the 19th and early 20th centuries, as increasingly seen and felt by people of all countries who touched its ground for the first time. Arrangement is in six sections, covering comparative perspectives; travellers, explorers, and opinion makers; theological concepts; mission activities; art and photography; and teaching applications. The text is an outgrowth of a workshop on Western Societies and the Holy Land (1800-1948), conducted in Jerusalem in July 1990 and 1992. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275954055
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Series: With Eyes Toward Zion Series
  • Pages: 296
  • Lexile: 1470L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

YEHOSHUA BEN-ARIEH is Rector and Professor of Geography at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

MOSHE DAVIS (1916-1996) was Founding Head of the Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Stephen S. Wise Professor Emeritus in American Jewish History and Institutions, as well as Academic Chairman of the International Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization under the aegis of the Israeli Presidency.

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Table of Contents

In Memoriam
Introduction 1
1 The Meaning of Jerusalem to Jews, Christians, and Muslims 7
2 Jerusalem Travel Literature as Historical Source and Cultural Phenomenon 25
3 Sacred Journeys: Jerusalem in the Eyes of American Travelers before 1948 47
4 From London to Jerusalem: Journeys of the Adler Brothers in the 1880s 59
5 The Holy Land in Popular Brazilian Culture 75
6 "Beginning at Jerusalem": The Mission to the Jews and English Evangelical Eschatology 91
7 Jerusalem in the Mind-Set of John Nelson Darby and his Fundamentalist Followers 109
8 American Dispensationalists and Jerusalem, 1870-1918 123
9 Origins of Western Christian Missions in Jerusalem and the Holy Land 137
10 The German Catholic "Holy Sepulchre Society": Activities in Palestine 155
11 Prussia and Jerusalem: Political and Religious Controversies Surrounding the Foundation of the Jerusalem Bishopric 173
12 German Missions in the Holy Land 183
13 Cultural Predispositions in Early Photography: The Case of the Holy Land 197
14 Selected Sectarian Postcards, Texts, and Snapshots of Jerusalem: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 207
15 Painting with Light: Photographic Aspects of the Work of Ephraim Mose Lilien 217
16 The Holy Land in the Sights of Explorers' Cameras 235
17 Heavenly and Earthly Jerusalem: Pedagogical Perspectives 251
Index 263
About the Editors and Contributors 281
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