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Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Raymond Cohen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the mother of all the churches, erected on the spot where Jesus Christ was crucified and rose from the dead and where every Christian was born. In 1927, Jerusalem ... More


Monsignor Testa’s Temple

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the reconstruction of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre commissioned in July 1938 by Archbishop Gustavo Testa. The plan involved the demolition of the entire Holy Sepulchre ... More


Ready to Fall

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the repair of the damage to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre caused by the July 1927 earthquake. An evaluation by the Palestinian Department of Public Works (DPW) stated that ... More


Kiss of Peace

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Pope Paul VI's visit to the Holy Land and meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Arthenagoras on January 6, 1964. The meeting was held in Mount Olives just a few meters from Calvary ... More


William Harvey’s Temporary Repairs

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the Greeks and Latins' reaction to William Harvey's evaluation of the structural condition of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The two groups conducted their own evaluation ... More


Terrors in the Way

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the challenges faced by Hassan Bey al-Katib in completing the repair work for the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The prospect of change at the Holy Sepulchre stirred up all those ... More


The Keys

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the impact of the Six-Day War on the restoration work at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The announcement that the war had started came in the morning of June 5, 1967 and the ... More


The Earthquake

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the damage to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem caused by the earthquake of July 11, 1927. The Holy Sepulchre was considered the mother of all churches because it ... More


The Fire

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the damage to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre caused by the fire of November 23, 1949. Because of the lack of fire fighting equipment and water supply, the fire was only put ... More


Hassan Bey Takes Charge

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Jordanian governor Hassan Bey al-Katib's takeover of the repair of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre during the early 1950s. The repair work was made possible with the agreement ... More


At Last, Light

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the reconstruction of the great dome over the rotunda of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The contract for the project was awarded to British structural engineering firm ... More


Mr. Cust’s Immobile Machine

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the confusion and disagreement over who should have control or ownership of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre when the British forces occupied Jerusalem in December 1917. The ... More


Three Wise Men

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides background information on the three men who took charge of the restoration of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in 1964. They are Fathers Daniel Choriatakis, Rock, and Guregh ... More


A Patriarch Open to Reason

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the enthronement of his beatitude Patriarch Kyr Benedictos I which took place at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem in March 1957. When Benedictos entered office he ... More


To the Rotunda

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the restoration of the rotunda of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The planning for the restoration started on May 28, 1969 and the principal architects were confronted with a ... More


The Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Temple Mount/Haram esh-Sharif (Jerusalem): Status Quo and Closure at Contested Sacred Sites

Yuval Jobani and Nahshon Perez

in Governing the Sacred: Political Toleration in Five Contested Sacred Sites

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190932381
eISBN:
9780190932411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932381.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 5 explores two contested sacred sites—the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Haram esh-Sharif/Temple Mount—and two models of governance of contested sacred sites—status quo and closure. ... More


Trouvelot’s Choice

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines how historical antagonists managed to overcome their profound differences in order to complete the restoration of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Some of the obstacles to the ... More


Carving Graffiti as Devotion

Karen B. Stern

in Writing on the Wall: Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691161334
eISBN:
9781400890453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161334.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines how graffiti was inscribed and painted by ancient Jews to communicate with and about the divine. It begins with a discussion of paintings and carvings that cover the surfaces of ... More


Introduction

Yuval Jobani and Nahshon Perez

in Governing the Sacred: Political Toleration in Five Contested Sacred Sites

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190932381
eISBN:
9780190932411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932381.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The introduction offers a first glimpse into the complexities of contested sacred sites via the story of the Muslim holders of the keys to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The chapter ... More


Governing the Sacred: Political Toleration in Five Contested Sacred Sites

Yuval Jobani and Nahshon Perez

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190932381
eISBN:
9780190932411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932381.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Contested sacred sites pose a difficult challenge in the field of toleration. Holy sites are often at the center of intense contestation between different groups regarding a wide variety of issues, ... More


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