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A Weeping on the Road to Bethlehem: Contestation over the Uses of Rachel’s Tomb

Bowman, Glenn W. (2013) A Weeping on the Road to Bethlehem: Contestation over the Uses of Rachel’s Tomb. Religion Compass, 7 (3). pp. 79-92. ISSN 1749-8171. E-ISSN 1749-8171. (doi:10.1111/rec3.12033) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper examines the case of Rachel’s Tomb, a shrine revered at various times by various combinations of Muslims, Christians and Jews, looking at how the increasingly incommensurate ideas of local inhabitants and immigrant Jews about how the holy place should be approached led initially to a spatial separation within the shrine and then to violent, and exclusive, battles over sectarian (and increasingly ‘national’) properties.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/rec3.12033
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Social and Cultural Anthropology
Depositing User: G. Bowman
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2014 09:32 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:52 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38304 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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