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Jerusalem, Jerusalem - How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World

James Carroll

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Description:

In James Carroll's provocative reading of the deep past, the Bible's brutality responded to the violence that threatened Jerusalem from the start. Centuries later, the mounting European fixation on a heavenly Jerusalem sparked both anti-Semitism and racist colonial contempt. The holy wars of the Knights Templar burned apocalyptic mayhem into the Western mind. Carroll's brilliant and original leap is to show how, as Christopher Columbus carried his own Jerusalem-centric worldview to the West, America too was powerfully shaped by the dream of the City on a Hill-from Governor Winthrop to Abraham Lincoln to Woodrow Wilson to Ronald Reagan. The nuclear brinksmanship of the 1973 Yom Kippur War helps prove his point: religion and violence fuel each other, with Jerusalem the ground zero of the heat.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mel Foster

Length:

16h 50m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

37:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

38:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

39:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

52:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

54:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

58:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

56:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

41:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

43:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

46:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

38:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

47:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

37:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

59:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

55:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

56:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

42:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

50:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

54:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

35:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

36:22