This fifth volume of the With Eyes Toward Zion series brings together 19 internationally renowned scholars to interpret how Jerusalem returned to the world stage in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The rediscovery of the Holy Land coincided with the greatest era of Christian missions and the birth of Zionism, and the face of Jerusalem began to change markedly. This volume explores those changes, looking at the influx of travelers and explorers to the Holy Land, and the evolving theological concepts among the various religious groups. This discussion of the rediscovery of the Holy Land delves into an issue that is at the forefront of current world discussion: the meaning of Jerusalem to Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
About the Author:
YEHOSHUA BEN-ARIEH is Rector and Professor of Geography at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His books include Jerusalem in the 19th Century: The Old City (1984), Jerusalem in the 19th Century: The Emergence of the New City (1986), and Painting Palestine in the 19th Century (Hebrew-1992, English-forthcoming).
MOSHE DAVIS (1916-1996) was Founding Head of the Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Stephen S. Wise Professor Emeritus in American Jewish History and Institutions, as well as Academic Chairman of the International Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization under the aegis of the Israeli Presidency. He was Project Director and General Editor of American-Holy Land Studies. His publications include America and the Holy Land (Praeger, 1995) and University Teaching of Jewish Civilization: A Global Approach to Higher Education (1995).