THEY CAME AND THEY SAW
WESTERN CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCES OF THE HOLY LAND

edited by Michael Prior, C.M.


This book is about Christian experience. It tells of the personal encounters of Western Christians with the people of the Holy Land. For these Western Christians, who have come to know the Holy Land intimately, such encounters were life-changing experiences.
The contributors to this volume belong to a variety of Christian denominations\'97 Catholics, Anglicans/Episcopalians, Evangelicals, Presbyterians, a United Methodist, and a Mennonite, from England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Canada and the USA. Some are ministers, some scholars, and some are active in advocacy for justice and peace.
While various factors drew them to Israel-Palestine, seeing the situation for themselves has changed their earlier perceptions. The contributors tell how they considered the situation before seeing it, describe the experiences which influenced them, and indicate what they have done about it.
This book is written for the general reader. The autobiographical style makes for attractive reading and analysis is kept to a minimum. The reader is allowed to draw her/his own conclusions and to register her/his own emotions.

Michael Prior is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies in St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill (University of Surrey), England.

Contributors
Rosemary Radford Ruether
Kenneth Cragg
William Dalrymple
Elizabeth Barlow
Ray Barraclough
Kathy Bergen
David Burrell
Janet Davies
Garth Hewitt
Ruth Hummel
Thomas Hummel
Elaine Kelley
Duncan Macpherson
Peter Miano
Colin Morton
Carol Morton
Michael Prior
Stephen Sizer
Don Wagner

 

216 x 135 mm, 272 pages, paperback
£12.50
ISBN 1 901764 40 0
2000

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