To help readers make sense of it all, Gorenberg centers his fascinating discussion around the Temple Mount, the world's most desired piece of religious real estate. It is where King David erected an altar, where Solomon and Herod built their temples, and where the Dome of Rock now stands. (Cain even murdered Abel, according to ancient legend, over who would own this place.) The Christian far right now stakes a future claim to the Temple Mount, where they predict (or at least hope) the "Third Temple" will be built shortly. Gorenberg offers the impressive research of a seasoned investigative journalist, yet he possesses the narrative skills of a novelist. The result is an enthralling and informative read. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Apart from the pedagogical value of the book, this is a flat out fascinating read.
Moslems leveled the mount and built the Dome of the Rock there, and Christians believe it will be the site of the Third Temple.
The problem, however, comes with Gorenberg's repetitive and often sarcastic insertions of his own relativistic, secular views.
The book could have been half the size without sacrificing anything. While there is interesting material it is quite dated.Published 14 months ago by Alan E. Mack
From the title "End of Days," it would appear this is just another apocalyptic prediction of the Rapture followed by "the great wrap up." Nothing could be further from the truth. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Jack Wasson
Gorenberg starts out personally, writing, "Living where I do ... the territory shared and contested by Jews and Palestinians is the stage of myth in Christianity, Judaism, and even... Read morePublished on June 29, 2012 by talkaboutquality
This book is a great introduction to apocalyptic beliefs of the major three religions of "the book," Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Read morePublished on August 7, 2008 by Travis Miller
This book was published in 2000 so it has a very feel Nineties about it. It seems intent on deriding all types of fundamentalism but one mostly encounters well-published cases of... Read morePublished on September 23, 2007 by Pieter Uys
This book was first published in 2000 so it has a very feel Nineties about it. The author seems intent on deriding all types of fundamentalism but one mostly encounters... Read morePublished on September 23, 2007 by Pieter Uys
Gorenberg's book seems like a precursor for his much more successful, and more fully realized, The Accidental Empire. Read morePublished on March 6, 2007 by Eric Maroney
Here is yet another alarmist tome by an author who can't seem to see the truth that is exploding all around him. I suppose I can be considered a fundamentalist. Read morePublished on January 28, 2007 by Mr. Burke