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Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Raymond Cohen

Abstract

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the mother of all the churches, erected on the spot where Jesus Christ was crucified and rose from the dead and where every Christian was born. In 1927, Jerusalem was struck by a powerful earthquake, and for decades this venerable structure stood perilously close to collapse. This book 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. For centuries the communities had lived t ... More

Keywords: Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Christians, Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Armenian Orthodox, Pope Paul VI, Jesus Christ

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195189667
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raymond Cohen, author
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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