Monday, November 10, 2008

At the Holy Sepulchre

by J J Cohen

Re: this, there is also this. Brawling over ownership of the church? Even Mandeville realized the religious rivalries unfolding within the architecture that encloses the tomb of Jesus ... but he offered a vision of fairly pacific coexistence, not kung-fu monks.

Of course, he was imagining the space rather than inhabiting it ... and didn't seem all that concerned that a Muslim sultan would be its caretaker.

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