Jerusalem and Other Holy Places as Foci of Multireligious and Ideological Confrontation

Pieter B. Hartog (Editor), Shulamit Laderman (Editor), Vered Tohar (Editor), Archibald L.H.M. van Wieringen (Editor)

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"Jerusalem and Other Holy Places as Foci of Multireligious and Ideological Confrontation brings together the papers that were read at an international conference at the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem in May 2018. The contributions to this volume develop a multi-disciplinary perspective on holy places and their development, rhetorical force, and oft-contested nature. Through a particular focus on Jerusalem, this volume demonstrates the variety in the study of holy places, as well as the flexibility of geographic and historical aspects of holiness"-- List of Figures and Tables -- Introduction -- Pieter B. Hartog, Shulamit Laderman, Vered Tohar, and Archibald L.H.M. van Wieringen -- 1 Graves as Holy Places? The Development of Jewish and National Sacred Space in the State of Israel, 1948-1967 -- Doron Bar -- 2 Rabbinic Literature's Hidden Polemic: Sacred Space in the World of the Sages -- Eyal Ben-Eliyahu -- 3 Inner Sanctum: Digital Labyrinths as Postmodern Pilgrimages: the Cases of the Talos Principle and the Turing Test -- Frank G. Bosman -- 4 The Dome and the Rock Where Adam, Moses, and Jesus Meet -- Katia Cytryn-Silverman -- 5 Synagogues as Foci of Multi-Religious and Ideological Confrontation? The Case of the Sardis Synagogue -- Steven Fine -- 6 Psalm 47 as a Song of Zion: Nationalistic and Universalistic Tendencies -- David Frankel -- 7 Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? Identity, Sacred Space, and Universal Knowledge in Philostratus and Acts of the Apostles -- Pieter B. Hartog -- 8 "Holy Mokum"-a Case Study: the Dynamics of Sacred Place at Kastanjeplein, Amsterdam on National Remembrance Day -- Willem Jan de Hek -- 9 The Garden in Eden: a Holy Place? -- Robin B. ten Hoopen -- 10 Rituals of Holy Places in the 11th Century: the Circling of the Gates of Jerusalem and Pilgrimage to the Cave of Machpelah -- Tamar Kadari and Gila Vachman -- 11 Church History and Archaeology on Holy Places in the Netherlands -- Gert van Klinken -- 12 Seeing Jerusalem through Selected Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Collective Memory's Visualizations -- Shulamit Laderman -- 13 From Church to Synagogue: the Bankras Church (Amstelveen, the Netherlands) as a Case from the Responsa -- Leon Mock -- 14 The "Inn of the Good Samaritan": Religious, Civic and Political Rhetoric of a Biblical Site -- Eric Ottenheijm -- 15 A Sense of Place and the Jewish Temple: from the Book of Psalms to the Temple Scroll -- Eyal Regev -- 16 Remnants of Jewish Holiness in the Al Aksa Mosque in the Hague: Emotions, Rules, and "Iconic Fields" -- Lieve M. Teugels -- 17 Sacred Stones: Literary and Folkloric Representations of the Remains of the Holy Temple -- Vered Tohar -- 18 Jerusalem as an Aposiopesis in Old and New Testament Texts -- Archibald L.H.M. van Wieringen -- Index of Ancient Sources -- Index of Modern Authors.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden, The Netherlands
Number of pages389
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-43721-0
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-43718-0
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameJewish and Christian Perspectives Series
ISSN (Print)1388-2074


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