At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: a Jew's Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land

By: Klein Halevi, Yossi; Halevi, Yossi Klein

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While religion has fueled the violent conflict plaguing the Middle East, Yossi Klein Halevi wondered whether it could be a source of unity as well. To find the answer, he began a two-year exploration of the devotional life of Christianity and Islam. He followed their holiday cycles, befriended Christian monastics and Islamic mystics, and joined them in prayer in monasteries and mosques - searching for wisdom and holiness in places that are usually off-limits to outsiders of other faiths. In this gripping work, Halevi candidly reveals how he fought to resolve his own fears and anger as a Jew and came to relate to Christians and Muslims as fellow spiritual seekers. He chronicles the difficulty of overcoming obstacles - theological, political, historical and psychological - that separate believers of the three monotheistic faiths. And he introduces a dynamic range of fascinating individuals attempting to reconcile the dichotomous heart of this sacred place - a struggle central to Israel, but which resonates for us all. Written in lyrical prose, Halevi takes his search for God into the heart of the Middle Eastern conflict. He insists on a spirituality that isn't escapist but instead confronts the wounds of history. The result is a book startlingly original and bold, one that embraces and transcends the categories of politics and faith. 315 pages. Binding is half cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Title: At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: a Jew's Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land

Author: Klein Halevi, Yossi; Halevi, Yossi Klein

Categories: Religious,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., William Morrow & Company: 2001

ISBN: 0688169082

ISBN 13: 9780688169084

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New in New dust jacket

Seller ID: 001602

Keywords: CHILDREN HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS CHRISTIANS MIDDLE ISLAM MYSTICS MOSQUES PRAYER,