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At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jews Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land
At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jews Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land by Yossi Klein Halevi 0688169082 9780688169084
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At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jews Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land by Yossi Klein Halevi

Yossi Klein Halevis first book, Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist, a remarkable coming-of-age story, was lauded by the New York Times as being of burning importance ... a drama central to the very soul of Jewish life. Now, in At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden, Halevi describes his unprecedented and extraordinary spiritual journey to discover, as a religious Israeli Jew, a common spiritual language with his Christian and Muslim neighbors in the Holy Land.<P>While religion has fueled the violent conflict plaguing the Middle East, Halevi wondered whether it could be a source of unity as well. To find the answer, he began a two-year exploration of the devotional life of Christianity and Islam. He followed their holiday cycles, befriended Christian monastics and Islamic mystics, and joined them in prayer in monasteries and mosques -- searching for wisdom and holiness in places that are usually off-limits to outsiders of other faiths.<P>In this gripping work, Halevi candidly reveals how he fought to resolve his own fears and anger as a Jew and came to relate to Christians and Muslims as fellow spiritual seekers. He chronicles the diff

Author: Yossi Klein Halevi

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 336

Publisher: William Morrow

Publication Date: 2001-09-04

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