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    ANE members may be interested as well in this: Victor HUrowitz BGU Where Heaven and Earth Meet Jerusalem s Sacred Esplanade Edited by Oleg Grabar and Benjamin
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      ANE members may be interested as well in this:
      Victor HUrowitz
      BGU

      Where Heaven and Earth Meet
      Jerusalem's Sacred Esplanade

      Edited by Oleg Grabar and Benjamin Z. Kedar



      One of the most extraordinary spaces on earth, Jerusalem's Esplanade
      has been regarded as sacred for about three millennia. For Judaism, it is
      the holiest space, where the Solomonic and Herodian Temples once stood and
      where, in the messianic age, the Temple is to be rebuilt at God's
      behest. For Christendom, it is the site of the Herodian Temple, which
      Jesus repeatedly visited, foretelling its destruction and announcing the
      advent of a new, spiritual worship of God. For Islam, it is the holy space
      to which the Prophet Muhammad traveled on his mystical Night-Journey and
      Ascension, and which holds the Dome of the Rock and the Aqsa Mosque.

      Where Heaven and Earth Meet is an unprecedented endeavor. For the first
      time, an Israeli, a Palestinian, and a Dominican institute of higher
      learning, all located in Jerusalem, have jointly sponsored a volume
      dealing with Jerusalem's sacred Esplanadenot only with its monuments, but
      also with the conflicting emotions they have aroused over the ages and
      with the passions they ignite today. The book contains eleven articles
      written by leading experts on the various periods, which add up to an
      authoritative, up-to-date account of the site's history; as well as five
      thematic essays, ranging from the site considered as a work of art to its
      roles in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim thought; a photographic
      dossier; and three personal views by the presidents of the Hebrew
      University of Jerusalem and Al-Quds University, as well as by Carlo Maria
      Cardinal Martini.

      Oleg Grabar is Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in
      Princeton, New Jersey. Grabar's books include Epic Images and Contemporary
      History: The Illustrations of the Great Mongol Shahnama; The Mediation of
      Ornament; The Shape of the Holy: Early Islamic Jerusalem; Late
      Antiquity: A Guide to the Post-Classical World; The Art and Architecture
      of Islam 6501250; Mostly Miniatures; and eighty-three articles gathered in
      four volumes under the title Constructing the Study of Islamic Art.

      Benjamin Z. Kedar is Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of
      Jerusalem.

      Jamal and Rania Daniel Series in Contemporary History, Politics, Culture,
      and Religion of the Levant
      Copublished with Yad Ben-Zvi Press


      http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/books/grawhe.html
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