For a Boson Globe Review of James Carroll's new book "Jerusalem, Jerusalem".
Quoted from the review:
"O Jerusalem! Home to the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall,
the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the hill of Calvary, the tomb of Adam,
the Ethiopian Monastery, the Latin Patriarchate, King David’s Tomb – and
that’s only a partial list. Some 30 denominations call it home, 15
languages are spoken there, employing seven alphabets. What a rich stew.
What a profound place. What a repository of hope, conviction, and devotion
to God. What an ungodly mess."
AD Jane Martin.