America and the Holy Land

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Moshe Davis
Praeger, Jan 1, 1995 - History - 193 pages
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The continuing relationship between America and the Holy Land has implications for American and Jewish history which extend beyond the historical narrative and interpretation. The devotion of Americans of all faiths to the Holy Land extends into the spiritual realm, and the Holy Land, in turn, penetrates American homes, patterns of faith, and education. In this book Davis illuminates the interconnection of Americans and the Holy Land in historical perspective, and delineates unique elements inherent in this relationship: the role of Zion in American spiritual history, in the Christian faith, in Jewish tradition and communal life, and the impress of Biblical place names on the map of America as well as American settlements and institutions in the State of Israel. The book concludes with an annotated select bibliography of primary sources on America and the Holy Land.

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Contents

The Holy Land in American Spiritual History
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American Christian Devotees in the Holy Land
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Isaac Leeser of the Historical School
87
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About the author (1995)

Moshe Davis is Chairman, Governing Council, The International Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization and Founding Head, Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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