An annotated bibliography of sources on the topic of:

Management of Holy Sites in the Near East

compiled and annotated by Gabriela Figuereo
for the course CAS CC 204: Religion and Secularism in Spring 2015

Aitken, Robert. The Holy Bible (New York: Arno Press, 1968)

Christian religious perspective, holiest text of the Christian religion. Describes the second-coming of Christ in the book of Revelation.

Barnett, David. “The Mounting Problem of Temple Denial.” MERIA 15.2 (2011): 22-30

Describes the idea of “Temple Denial”, which is the belief that no Jewish temple ever existed on the Temple Mount. This poses a challenge to Jewish religious claims to the Temple Mount.

Benvenisti, Meron. Jerusalem: The Torn City (Minneapolis: The University of Minnesota Press, 1976)

General history of conflict involving Israel and Palestine, concentrated to the city of Jerusalem.

Burgess, J Peter. “The Sacred Site in Civil Space: Meaning and Status of the Temple Mount/al-Haram al-Sharif.” Social Identities 10.3 (2004): 311-323

Describes the limits and failures of government and peace-building approaches to managing conflict on the Temple Mount. Attempt to find an alternative approach to managing religious space.

Dumper, Micheal. The Politics of Sacred Space (London: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2002)

Describes the political processes that have attempted to manage confrontation involving the Temple Mount.

Fakhry, Majid. An Interpretation of the Qur’an: An English Translation of the Meanings (New York: New York University Press, 2002)

Muslim religious perspective, holiest text of Islam.

Freedman, Robert O. “Who Will Rule Temple Mount?” Baltimore Jewish Times 312.6, (Feb. 5, 2010): 38-39

Describes the positions of Christians, Muslims, and Jews in regards to management of holy sites on the Temple Mount.

Freedman, Robert O. “Can the Conflict over the Temple Mount/Haram be solved?” Israel Studies Forum 25.1 (2010): 73-87

Describes the political conflict between Israel and Palestine. Analyzes the effect of religion and claims to authority in regards to the Temple Mount on the issue of Arab-Israeli conflict.

Kaplan, Mike, Borregard, Peter. “Dome of the Rock Essay Ignores Temple Mount,” The Wall Street Journal (May 31, 2006) a.13.

Brings a Jewish perspective to an article focusing on the Muslim perspective of the Dome of the Rock.

Klein, Menachem. “The Shift—Israel’s New Goals in Jerusalem,” Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics 17.1-2 (2011): 135-140

Describes the efforts of the Israeli government in East Jerusalem since 2000 to prevent further division in the city between Israeli and Palestinian residents. Describes the five goals set in place by Israeli government agencies, the Jerusalem municipality, and civil society organizations.

Nicholson, Robert W. Managing the Divide Jurisdiction: Sacred space and the limits of Law on the Temple Mount (Syracuse University: UMI Dissertations Publishing, 2012)

Describes the management of religious division, authority, and claimed ownership of structures in Old City, Jerusalem.

Prawer, Joshua. The History of Jerusalem (Jerusalem: Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, 1996)

General history of changes in power in Jerusalem and includes relevant historical events.

Rosenberg, Stuart E. Great Religions of the Holy Land (London: Thomas Yoseloff Ltd., 1971)

Describes the connections of different religions to Jerusalem, including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

Safdie, Moshe. Jerusalem: The Future of the Past (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1989)

Describes the obstacles of preservation and development of the religious sites of Jerusalem.

Shtal, Avraham. The Torah Scroll (Jerusalem: Israel Museum, 1979)

Jewish perspective, holiest text of Judaism.

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