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The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount By Gershom Gorenberg,

  • Title: The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount
  • Author: Gershom Gorenberg
  • ISBN: 9780195152050
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this provocative work, seasoned journalist Gershom 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 CityIn this provocative work, seasoned journalist Gershom 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 Here nationalism combines with fundamentalist faith in a volatile brew Members of the world s three major monotheistic faiths Judaism, Christianity, and Islam hold this spot to be the key to salvation as they await the end of the world, and struggle to fulfill conflicting religious prophecies with dangerous political consequences 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 He makes sense of the messianic fervor that has driven some Israeli settlers to oppose peace And he describes the Islamic apocalyptic visions that cast Israel s actions in Jerusalem as diabolic plots The End of Days shows how conflict over Jerusalem and the fiery belief in apocalypse continue to have a potent impact on world politics and why a lasting peace in the Middle East continues to prove elusive.
    The End of Days Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount In this provocative work seasoned journalist Gershom Gorenberg portrays a deadly mix of religious extremism violence and Mideast politics as expressed in the struggle for the sacred center of Jeru

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    1. It s been three months or since I read this, so my memory has dimmed.In a way that s good, as I can now remember only simple, over arching themes and or facts.First fact, as long as Islam and Judaism both lay claim to the Temple Mount site for housing key religious sites, there will be endless turmoil over managing and visiting the mount.Second, while Christians who await the titled end of days 1 highly respect the Jews as God s chosen people, and 2 support the Jewish claim to the Temple Mount [...]

    2. For a modest book it packed such an army of characters in the 250 pages that I have trouble remembering who was who The book mostly talks about the Temple Mount Dome of the Rock as the focal point for extreme religious energy.In the U.S You can get an earful of millennialism pre mil usually just by scanning Christian tv, but I gather there is a strong current of Messianic thought in Israel which is just as intense if not so than the Christian version AND it turns out a there is a growing branch [...]

    3. Why does the peace process keep collapsing in the Middle East Gorenberg carefully reviews the seemingly unending struggle for the temple mount in Jerusalem The Christian fundamentalists, the Muslims, and the Israelis all have interest in the area, with groups within each of these expressing opinions and actions ranging from political expediency to religious radicalism Published by Oxford Press, this is a well researched and very thought provoking book Highly recommended Even a casually intereste [...]

    4. A quick read on Millenialists Muslim, Christian and Jewish and the consequences their beliefs have on what is occuring in the Middle East today Apparently normal people with no doubt in their minds that their actions are God driven and pure are depicted without malice Gorenberg is able to laugh through his tears as he describes religiously motivated horrors and absurdities This is a good over view of a volatile situation which most Americans choose to ignore how many of you know of Tim LeHaye s [...]

    5. The author examines the interplay between Christian fundamentalists and the role of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem at the time of the Second Coming This was interesting but I wanted information about the Mount and its history It s kind of bizarre that some fundamentalist Christian groups are trying to make something happen on the Mount in order to force a fulfillment of scriptural prophecy That s weird.

    6. This is a very disturbing look at how fundamentalists of every stripe are standing in the way of a lasting peace in the Middle East I suspect the low ratings many have given this book stem from their expectation from the title that this is yet another propaganda piece in the mold of the Left Behind series, and to their disappointment it is not a book of apologetics It is an eyeopening look at frightening trends in the world.

    7. Gorenberg explains in an academic and apolitical fashion as to what all the fuss is about the Temple Mount in Jerusalem Think of it as The Apocalyptic Views of Christianity, Judaism and Islam for Dummies A must read for anyone who wants to better understand the current events in Israel A very easy read for anyone with or without a religious political background.

    8. Biased and nothing like I expected it to be Glosses over atrocities committed by the Zionist settler movement However, some interesting points about the mad fundamentalists on all sides.worth a read.

    9. The influences of End Time believers on Israel and Palestine during the twentieth century Mentions include Millerites, Red Heifer prophecy, Millennialists, Third Temple hopeful, Waco, Heaven s Gate, Herbert Armstrong, Jerry Falwell, and Pat Robertson.

    10. This is a great book that filled in a troubling gap in my understanding of the powers that influence our government A book everyone should read, but almost no one will

    11. I love this book It s wildly interesting and shows how nutty the folk in Jerusalem are about the Temple Mount.

    12. A must read for those who want to know about the history of and the conflicts surrounding the temple mount.

    13. A great book, detailing the milleniarist dreams and designs on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem It s full of interesting details such as the search for a perfect red heifer the ashes from its sacrifice will be used to purify the worshipers in the Temple , and the various groups working towards establishing control over the Temple Mount.Highly recommended.

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