Making Their Own Peace: Twelve Women of Jerusalem (Google eBook)

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Lantern Books, 2003 - Political Science - 258 pages
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Every year since 1968, when she made her first pilgrimage to the city, Ann Madsen has returned to Jerusalem. In the course of her many visits, and of the five years she spent there as a resident, Madsen became intimately familiar with the city she had loved at first sight. Yet as she came to know the women of Jerusalem -- Muslims, Jews and Christians -- she wondered at their courage and persistence. "Why do they stay here through war after war?" she asked herself. How were these women able to maintain their vision, their hope, in the midst of perpetual conflict and danger?

The result of her questioning is this primer for peace, illustrated by the lives of twelve women who have made their homes and lives in this troubled and beloved city. The twelve women profiled in this book represent thousands of women who live and work every day in Jerusalem, where, without waiting for political negotiations to succeed, they have found their own ways to make peace.


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User Review  - Brittani - Goodreads

A book about 12 influential women in Jerusalem through the years. I knew one of these women so it was special to me. I also loved that i understood what they were describing and had been to a lot of these places. An interesting account of women that have helped same this Holy Place. Read full review

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User Review  - Rcpgpugh - Goodreads

some parts of it were fascinating. Some felt to long. would definitely recommend it. Just increased my interest in understanding Jerusalem. Its geography, customs, and people. Read full review


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About the author (2003)

Ann Madsen is a Senior Lecturer in the Ancient Scripture Department of Brigham Young University, Utah, where she has taught since 1976. From 1987 to 1993, she lived and taught at the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies.

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