Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths
Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths tells the fascinating story of Jerusalem from its earliest beginnings during the third millennium BCE to the present day. In this 6-hour, 5-CD set, Karen Armstrong, author of the best-selling and widely acclaimed A History of God, focuses on why the Holy City, venerated by Jews, Muslims and Christians, has remained the center of conflict for so long.
As read by the author, this series illuminates the mythic nature of Jerusalem's holiness. Armstrong explores the "primitive ideal of a sacred space," details Jerusalem's richly woven history, and traces its battles, archaeology and fluid topography.
Author of numerous books including a History of God, Through the Narrow Gate, Holy War, Islam and Buddha, Karen Armstrong is also the author of three television documentaries and took part in Bill Moyer's television series Genesis (part of the Hartley Film Foundation Masterworks collection). Since September 11, 2001, she has been a frequent and sought after contributor on the subject of Islam to conferences, panels, newspapers and periodicals.