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.
Rosemary Radford Ruether
216 x 135 mm, 272 pages, paperback
ISBN 1 901764 40 0