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Furnace of the Lord: Reflections on the Redemption of the Holy City
Furnace of the Lord Reflections on the Redemption of the Holy City Author:Elisabeth Elliot In the fall of 1967, Elisabeth Elliot, writer and missionary, visited Jerusalem to see for herself if the Israeli victory in the Six-Day War had indeed brought about a "new" Jerusalem, in fulfillment of the Biblical prophecies of the Redemption of the Holy City. What she came away with is an intensely personal account of the city, its monuments,... more » and the suffering of its people.
Seen through her eyes, here are the Wailing Wall, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Dome of the Rock and all the other holy places which have made Jerusalem the cross-roads of three of the world's major religions. Here also are the antagonisms, the rivalries and hatreds which rose from this religious multiplicity to shape much of the past of Jerusalem, and explain the dilemma of the Holy City today.
With extensive quotes from Arab interviews and an equal amount of sympathy for Arab and Israeli views, Furnace of the Lord presents an intimate portrait of life in the new Jerusalem, which is, above all, a picture of people and cultures in conflict.« less