Jerusalem is a wonderful historically written book by Armstrong. I had read it about 10 years ago and even took it on my Kindle when I visited Jerusalem in 2014. When I volunteered for Adult Forum this year I wanted to present the book with discussions around sacred grounds and the Divine. Jerusalem area was considered touched by Gods even in the Early Bronze Age up through the occupation by Rome and the birth of the Early Christian Church. How much this was Divine and/or human involvement was an interesting question which I had hoped to leave in class participants minds. Armstrong's book has many aspects of history and theology that are worthy of exploring in more depth around the development and reconstruction of Jerusalem. I would recommend this book for any serious read! Hopefully I was able in a small part to show some of her scholarly work and encourage further readings on Jerusalem.
Thank you to Charlotte for facilitating these lessons.