Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 March 2008

320 Pages | 20 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195189667

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Saving the Holy Sepulchre

How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue their Holiest Shrine

Raymond Cohen

In Saving the Holy Sepulchre, Raymond Cohen tells the engaging story of how three major Christian traditions--Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Armenian Orthodox--each with jealously guarded claims to the church, struggled to restore one of the great shrines of civilization. It almost didnt happen. For centuries the communities had lived together in an atmosphere of tension and mistrust based on differences of theology, language, and culture. But thanks to the dedicated efforts of a cast of kings, popes, patriarchs, governors, monks, and architects, the deadlock was eventually broken on the eve of Pope Paul VI's historic pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1964.