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  1. I find it genuinely distressing that so many people get their understanding of the three Abrahamic religions from armchair historians and pseudo-scholars like Armstrong. Her decidedly modern obsession with what she terms "social justice" colours her interpretations of the history of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, making this book all but useless. The thrust is generally thus -- "Oooh, those dirty Jews! Ohhhh, those barbaric Christians! OHHHHHHH, Islam is real and perfect!" She opens it by dism [...]

  2. An absolutely essential book if you want to have a prayer of understanding all the violence in the Holy Land. Whether you're Jewish, Christian, Muslim, not religious at all or belong to entirely different faith, this book puts the history out there in a full readable way. This is for a layperson, someone who might not be a scholor and so does not have as much knowledge of Isreal's past, it's politcal upheavals and why things so often result in bloodshed.If you only listen to the pundits on TV, i [...]

  3. Karen Armstrong made the Bible come alive for me this year during Holy Week, when I read this book. She traces the history of the city (which was conquered by King David and only then added to the Kingdom of Israel) and the evolving faith of people who have lived there, primarily Jews, Christians and Muslims. Revered today as a holy city, the ancient town was an indefensible village in the mountains, far from trade routes and inhabitable only because of water that flowed beneath it. Over the cen [...]

  4. A bit biased, and almost too religiously oriented. Armstrong is a fantastically thorough author and is obviously knowledgeable about the material. For a non-religious reader, it's often difficult when she digresses into the secular diatribes. But the historical basis of the book is strong.

  5. When judging someone's ideas, I usually try my hardest to consider the circumstances from which they're writing. I'm usually biased towards vaguely socialist types, but I'm aware that a socialist-like idea will mean two very different things, depending on whether it's written by someone in Stalinist Russia, or by someone in Reagan's America. This approach is, I think, morally preferable, inasmuch as I'm less likely to jump to outrageous judgments on people (I'm otherwise very likely to do so). I [...]

  6. The city of Jerusalem stands as a religious crossroads unlike any place in history. As such, it possesses a volatile chemistry that--as we are made painfully through news reports and television--explodes on a regular basis. Karen Armstrong, a former Roman Catholic nun who teaches Judaism and is an honorary member of the Association of Muslim Social Services, has compiled a thorough narrative of the city's fascinating 3,000-year history. Though she emphasizes the city's religious turning points, [...]

  7. جهد عظيم من آرمسترونج و دراسة تستحق القراءة للمهتمّين و الترجمة وتعليقات المترجمَيْن من أفضل مايكون.

  8. This book really deserved 3 stars plus. There were parts that I really liked and other parts not so much. Armstrong is a good writer and unlike some other reviewers I don't think she is that biased. There were times when I would have chosen less subjective words, but overall I think her treatment is fair. The problem I have is with the scope of the book. Because Jerusalem is so centrally located to the beginnings of civilization and so important to all three Abrahamic faiths, it impacted, and wa [...]

  9. This is an excellent book, most particular in its cogent synthesising of all the latest scholarship but also in the patient explanations of the importance of that sense of place in religion - something never so pertinent as in the city of Jerusalem. Armstrong also takes pains to pick apart some of the beliefs and misunderstandings surrounded some of the most contentious sites in the city, and provides illuminating information on the earliest peoples of the land. Essential for anyone keen to obta [...]

  10. القدس ليست مدينةواحدة تتقاسمهاعقائد ثلاث، بل منذ نشأتها وهي مدينة مقسمة، منكوبة، إقصائية، تطرد سكانها لتستقبل الغرباء، من المفترض أن تكون مدينة سلام لكنها دوماً ساحة للمعارك والقتال باسم الله من كل الديانات والطوائف ومن يظن أنه امتلكها فقد فقدها.كارين أرمسترونج، الكاتبة، [...]

  11. This is what happens when someone with a Literature degree and a religious background tries to write history: you end up with long boring poetical gobbledeegook that isn't remotely historical, but masquerades as such.

  12. I'm again impressed with Karen Armstrong's work and how she can tell the story of religion and history so objectively. I highly recommend this for a lover of history in general and/or one who is curious about the history of religion. The names get a bit confusion, but it's worth sifting through.

  13. My favorite book by Karen Armstrong. Tells the story of Jerusalem from the earliest Hebrew times through the Romans , the Crusades and to the modern day Israel/Palestine. Great book for anyone seeking to understand a part of the Middle East conflict.

  14. Complete history of Jerusalem from the very beginning till to-date, this book is really helpful in understanding the current day situation of Middle East.

  15. The rise and fall of the many cultures/civilizations/religions that have dominated in Jerusalem from B.C. to present. It is a microcosm of the history of the mid east.

  16. Another classic about the history of Western religion. I am a great fan of Armstrong's personal writing style, but I admit that it is a matter of taste.

  17. This is a sharp, stimulating, and sweeping look at Jerusalem over 4000 odd years of history, one that gives the city a real narrative while also tying it into seemingly almost every major event in religious or even world history.Much of the book is focused on battles over the Temple Mount, alternately Mount Moriah, Mount Zion, or Haram al-Sharif, the home of the Temple of Solomon and now the Dome of the Rock. For whatever reason, this hill, large and imposing but not even the tallest hill in the [...]

  18. Di dalam buku ini, pembaca akan disajikan sebuah pengalaman mengenai sejarah kota Jerusalem. Data-data historis mengenai kota tersebut disusun dan disajikan secara ringan dan mudah untuk dipahami.Mulai dari asal mula penamaan kota tersebut beserta sejarahnya jauh sebelum abad Masehi. Berbagai versi sejarah yang ada mengenai kota tersebut juga turut dikemukakan sebagai data pembanding.Meskipun layak dijadikan sebagai salah satu sumber literatur mengenai sejarah tiga Agama Semit (Islam, Kristen, d [...]

  19. One city. Three faiths. Christians, Jews, and Muslims all lay claim to the Holy City. Armstrong’s treatment is impartial as usual, more interested in promoting understanding than any one belief system. She leads us through 4,000 years of history, as this turbulent landmark in the middle of nowhere grew from a tribal village into a cultural and religious phenomenon.The book of Revelation, about Jerusalem: “The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed.” Is t [...]

  20. Pertama, tentu saja saya kagum dengan ketekunan Karen Armstrong menuliskan buku yang kaya referensi ini. Buku ini mencoba mencari akar sejarah mengapa Jerusalem, sebuah kota di kawasan Timur Tengah, selalu diklaim dan diperebutkan oleh tiga agama besar, Islam, Kristen dan Yahudi. yang menarik, Karen Armstrong mempertanyakan, bila Jerusalem memang dianggap kota suci, mengapa para pemeluk tiga agama ini tidak memperlakukan kota ini dengan suci pula, maksudnya, membebaskan kota ini dari pertumpahan [...]

  21. Karen Armstrong produced scholarly work that is well-researched, yet quite readable and not sensational. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the history of Jerusalem and the interaction of the three faiths that have dominated its history: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. It underscores the fact that, while all three faiths in their purity stress charity, forgiveness, and care for the poor, all three (despite some successes) have frequently violated their own beliefs in these regards. [...]

  22. Sin importar si se es laico o creyente (el hecho de que Karen Armstrong fuera monja católica pesa lo justo), el lector descubrirá en este volumen la historia de la ciudad por la que tanta sangre se ha derramado, y en nombre de tantas religiones. Se trata de un análisis matizado de la identidad cristiana, judía y musulmana y cómo éstas han pervivido ligadas a un lugar geográfico -minuciosamente descrito con mapas que van desde la Jerusalén del primer templo hasta la bizantina, musulmana y [...]

  23. It's absurd to call this objective history. If she called it Jerusalem: Why Jews and Christians Have No Right to Be There, I would perhaps forgive her the thinly-veiled personal views. The authorial commentary is maddeningly revisionist, and it comes off as agenda. I am very sympathetic to the plight of the Palestinians too, but a work of history is no place for politics. The author's own opinions were so obvious that I would be surprised if anyone could take this as a balanced perspective. On t [...]

  24. Armstrong's expansive book on the long history of Jerusalem is both impressive in terms of her research and challenging in terms of the subject matter. Armstrong brings together a multitude of resources to tell a very complicated and at times sorrowful story. One can become frustrated as the tragedies of the city's history continue to repeat themselves through the centuries. I wouldn't recommend this book for the casual reader as it is written as a history text rather than in a narrative style, [...]

  25. Once again my favorite theologian puts out a fantastic tale of an important religious icon. This time, instead of covering a faith or a founder, Karen Armstrong studies the most conflicted, fought over city in the world, Jerusalem. She starts from the ancient Jebusite days and goes all the way to the mid 90s, when the book was published, thoroughly sifting the historical record from generations of myth and legend.It's amazing to read the changing landscape of the holy land, and for whom and for [...]

  26. A learned look at the history of Jerusalem - holy city to Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Karen Armstrong traces its history and tracks how and when a city becomes "sacred". It's a city that had been conquered, destroyed, and rebuilt countless times in the past. Yet, people still gravitate to it. Whether a believer in one of the 3 faiths or not, Jerusalem continues to play a pivotal role in world politics today. It`s important to understand that for the believers, it is the centre of the earth an [...]

  27. If you are interested in the history of Jerusalem and the country around Jerusalem and in the relationships between Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Jerusalem, this is a very comprehensive book. It took me a while to get through, but it was eye-opening and profound. It sheds a light on the conflict that is still occurring in the Palestine/Israel region today and brings some understanding to the complexity of the conflict. It would be worth reading again.

  28. Jersusalem is a city that has been fought over and claimed for over 3,000 years. It first came into prominence when David conquered the city.Since then, three religious faiths, Jewish, Christianity and Moslem have all claimed it as their holy city. The Jews rever Jersusalem as the home of Yahweh the great savior. The Christians because it is where Jesus was crucified and Moslems for the teachings of the prophet Mohammed.

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