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America and Zion: Essays and Papers in Memory of Moshe Davis.

Lederhendler, Eli and Sarna, Joanthan D., edited by.

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ISBN 10: 0814330347 / ISBN 13: 9780814330340
Edité par Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 2002
Etat : Very Good Couverture rigide
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Octavo in dust jacket, frontispiece photo, 286 pp., b/w photos and drawings, index "Foreword: America and Zion," Lederhendler. Articles are "Achavah and History: Reflections on the Historical Emphases of Moses Davis," Sarna, "Vision and Persistance: Origins of the America-Holy land Studies Project," Robert T. Handy, "Moshe Davis and the New Field of America-Holy Land Studies," Michael Brown, "'Each mouldering ruin recalls a history': Nineteenth-Century Images of Jerusalem and the American Public," John Davis, "Historical Perspective Through the Study of Ordinary People: William H. Rudy (1845-1915), a Member of the American-Swedish Colony in Jerusalem," Ruth Kark, "Dedicating and Consecrating the land: Mormon Ritual Performance in Palestine," Steven Epperson, "The Esco Fund Committee: The Story of an American Jewish Foundation," Marianne Sanua, "A Cultural Model for America-Holy Land Studies: One Early Example," Matthew Silver, "The Ambiguous Missionary: Robert Lindsey in Israel, 1948-1970," Yaakov Ariel, "American Olim and the Transfer of Innovation to Palestine, 1917-1939," Joseph B. Glass, "Armchair Travelers to the Holy Land: The Travel Accounts of Rev. J. Lynch, OSF," Margaret M. McGuinness, "The Franciscan Monastery in Washington, D.C.: 'The Holy Land of America,'" David Klasker, "Jerusalem, Vilna, Chicago: Gedaliah Bublick's Wartime Dilemma," Gershon Greenberg, "Appendix: Primary Occupations of North American Applicants for Immigration to Palestine, January 1, 1919-May 30, 1920.". N° de réf. du libraire 50494

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Titre : America and Zion: Essays and Papers in ...

Éditeur : Wayne State University Press, Detroit

Date d'édition : 2002

Reliure : Hardbound

Etat du livre :Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Edition : First Edition.

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Moshe Davis was a preeminent scholar of contemporary Jewish history and the founding head of the Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A recognized leader in the field of bicultural American/Jewish studies, he was a mentor to educators and academics in both Israel and North America and an active colleague of American Christian scholars involved in interfaith study and dialogue. These wide-ranging essays, many of them presented at a colloquium that Professor Davis had planned but did not live to attend, honor him by exploring the theme of Zion as an integral part of American spiritual history and as a site of interfaith discourse. Not only do these essays stress the role of individuals in history, but they also incorporate views outside those of mainstream religions. American attitudes toward the land of the Bible reflect both Jewish values that arose from their abiding attachment to Zion and the uniquely American Christian vision of a utopian pre-industrial, pre-urban, pre-secularized world. Whereas American Christians expected to be lifted out of their ordinary lives when they visited the Holy Land, Jews saw in their affinity for Zion a strong link to their American environment. Jews viewed America's biblical heritage as a source of practical values such as fair play and equality, social vision and political covenant. In inviting such comparisons, these essays illuminate the relationship of Judaism to America and the richness of American religious experience overall.

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