Schama's engaging approach draws readers into the settings and provides insight into the history of Jews and Judaism through the millennia.
This 1st of two planned volumes represents "a new interpretation of a well-covered subject" Booklist. When her family rejected her after she came out in adulthood as a lesbian, she was ironically aware that the Church's hierarchy had covered up the pedophilia of a priest she knew in her childhood.
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Her sense of alienation grew when the parish she and her partner attended in Boulder, Colorado refused to baptize their adopted biracial son. In this gripping, heart-rending, and ultimately affirming memoir, Theall raises questions and offers insight into the challenges faced by LGBT people in church and society alike.
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Focusing on the work of U. Army chaplain Henry Gerecke, Townsend relates Gerecke's earlier life, his work as a Lutheran chaplain during World War II, and his unusual -- and unusually challenging -- assignment to minister to accused and convicted war criminals.
Vivid descriptions of places and actions, telling psychological insights about both the Americans and the Nazis, and an engaging narrative style propel this examination of wrenching issues of faith, honor, and human nature.
Mission at Nuremberg presents a thought-provoking report on a previously untold chapter of this era. Focus on: Religions in History.
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Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World by James Carroll James Carroll, an award-winning author and Boston Globe columnist, focuses on Jerusalem in this fascinating, elegantly written, and wide-ranging study of the city itself as well as the history of religion. Carroll argues that religion was born when primitive humans first linked death, violence, and ritual; he thoughtfully explores how Jerusalem as both a physical place and a powerful symbol has become a focal point of this violent legacy, which bears the effects of conflicts among religious factions.
Library Journal says that those interested in the quest for world peace "need to read" Carroll's analysis. By , Syria's Great Synagogue of Aleppo housed the sacred text; tragedy struck when protesters enraged by the UN's decision to partition Palestine torched the synagogue.
Miraculously, the so-called "Crown of Aleppo" resurfaced later in Israel -- however, its five most precious books the Books of Moses, or the Pentateuch were missing and have yet to be found. In a riveting and informative narrative that reads like a thriller, author Matti Friedman reveals the historical and contemporary mystery, confusion, and conspiracy that swirl around the "Crown. Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India by Joseph Lelyveld Most accounts of Mohandas Gandhi's life revolve around his pacifist political leadership in the movement to free India from British rule, but much of the conflict around him had its roots in religious differences.
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In this thoroughly researched, thoughtfully presented biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Lelyveld examines key periods in Gandhi's life in order to trace his development from ambitious lawyer in South Africa to widely revered and resented leader in his native India. Barcode The best-selling author of Warriors of God examines a pivotal period in the centuries-long war between Islam and Christendom, a time which found Europe at its most vulnerable and Islam on the attack, in a book that centers on Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and the Turkish sultan Suleyman the Magnificent.
With his unwavering eye for detail, Reston now weaves a captivating narrative that examines a pivotal period in that centuries- long war, which found Europe at its most vulnerable and Islam on the attack. This saga of colliding worlds is propelled by two astonishing young sovereigns-the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and the Turkish sultan Suleyman the Magnificent-and is supported by a wide range of larger-than-life characters, who lend this meticulously researched history a novel's worth of suspense and brio.
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