Friday, June 13, 2014

Reading List for Tantur in July

I need to read at least four of these books during the month of July. Have not yet decided which of these books I will read. I share it here in case anyone else is interested in these subjects. Fr Dan

Often people ask about reading material on various subjects related to the Holy Land.  This reading list is not necessarily related to Tantur programs but provided as general subject material for extended time here at Tantur.            
Timothy Lowe


Rami Arav and John Rousseau.  Jesus and His World (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1995).
James Charlesworth. Jesus Within Judaism (NY: Doubleday, 1988).
K.C. Hanson and Douglas E. Oakman, Palestine in the Time of Jesus: Social Structures and Social Conflicts (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008 [2nd Ed.]).
Bruce J. Malina, The New Testament World: Insights from Cultural Anthropology (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2001 [3rd Ed.]).
Stephen M. Wylen, The Jews in the Time of Jesus: An Introduction (Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1996).

Holy Land:

Robert Wilken. The Land Called Holy: Palestine in Christian History & Thought. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992), I'll probably read this book, since I've read other books by this author.

Archeology/Holy Sites:

Jerome Murphy-O’Connor. The Holy Land: An Oxford Archaeological Guide from Earliest time to 1700.  5th Ed.  (NY: Oxford University Press, 2008) - This one also is on my list.

Imaginative History:

Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre. O Jerusalem! (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007).
James Michener. The Source. (New York: Random House, 2002).

Political Situation:

In this section, try to read two books, not one: from a Jewish/Israeli perspective and from a Palestinian perspective.

Shlomo Ben Ami, Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli-Arab Tragedy (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007).
Rashid Khalidi, The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood (Boston: Beacon Press, 2007).
Thomas Friedman. From Beirut to Jerusalem. (NY: Doubleday, 1989)
Martin Gilbert. History of Israel. (NY: William Morrow, 1998).
Edward Said. The Question of Palestine. (NY: Vintage Books, 1980).
Elias Chacour. Blood Brothers (Chosen Books, 2003). I will read this one!

Christian Churches in the Holy Land:

William Dalrymple, From the Holy Mountain: A Journey Among the Christians in the Middle East (New York: Holt Reprints, 1999).
Charles M. Sennott, The Body and the Blood: The Holy Land’s Christians at the Turn of a New Millennium (New York: Public Affairs Books, 2001).

Prepared on 13 June 2014

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