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    DescriptionThis is a study of the apocalyptic views and struggles between various religious groups, namely Jews, Christians and Muslims, over Jerusalem's Temple Mount, believed to be the key to salvation as the end of the world, the apocalypse, draws near. In this book, Gorenberg weaves a story that stretches from California churches to West Bank settlements, explaining why believers hope for the end of the world, and why prominent American fundamentalists provide hard-line support for Israel, while looking forward to an apocalypse in which they expect Jews to die or else convert. He tries to make sense of the messianic fervour that has driven Israeli settlers to oppose peace, and describes the Islamic apocalyptic visions that cast Israel's actions in Jerusalem as diabolic plots. At the centre of this turmoil is the site known to Jews and Christians as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Al Aqsa. Modern Jewish and Christian messianic activists have aspired to rebuild the Third Jewish Temple, each in fulfillment of different biblical prophecies.

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    End of Days
    Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gershom Gorenberg
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195152050
    ISBN 10: 0195152050

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    New edition
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    New edition
    Illustrations note
    1 map
    Oxford University Press Australia
    Imprint name
    OUP Australia and New Zealand
    Publication date
    01 August 2002
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    Author Information
    Gershom Gorenberg is an associate editor and columnist for The Jerusalem Report, a regular contributor to The New Republic and an associate of the Center for Millennial Studies at Boston University. He lives in Jerusalem, where he has spent years covering the dangerous mix of religion and politics.
    Review quote
    "Gorenberg...shows himself an insightful listener."--The New York Times Book Review "Dismayingly good history....Gorenberg's book predicts not only the eruption but the location of each fault line."--Washington Post Book World "A prescient and invaluable guide to understanding the collapse of the peace process and the dangerously escalating conflict that has replaced it....Gorenberg's vivid descriptions of the setting and his well-crafted development of the characters make this book read like a millennial thriller, leaving the reader with a bone-chilling sensation about the violent events currently unfolding in Jerusalem."--Boston Globe "Gorenberg's prescience is manifest....This valuable study greatly enhances readers' grasp of [the] Middle East's religious and political complexities."--Publishers Weekly, starred review "Few American journalists understand evangelical theology well enough to explain the Christian Right, few Israeli journalists take messianic Zionism seriously enough to explain the right-wing settlers, and few of either investigate Islam as more than a caricature. Gershom Gorenberg has the intellectual depth and journalistic curiosity to do all three, and as a result, his warnings chill the bone."--The New Republic