Journals Higher Education

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16 May 2002

288 Pages | 1 line illus

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195152050


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The End of Days

Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount

Gershom Gorenberg

In this provocative work, Gorenberg portrays a deadly mix of religious extremism, violence, and Mideast politics, as expressed in the struggle for the sacred center of Jerusalem. Known to Jews and Christians as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, this thirty-five-acre enclosure at the southeast corner of Jerusalem's Old City is the most contested piece of real estate on earth. Adroitly portraying American radio evangelists of the End, radical Palestinian sheikhs, and Israeli ex-terrorists, Gorenberg explains why believers hope for the End, and why prominent American fundamentalists provide hard-line support for Israel while looking forward to the apocalypse.

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