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American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem Download Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Read & Download Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB â Jane Fletcher Geniesse Ve their prophecy that the Second Coming was at hand and in 1881 sailed with them to Jerusalem to see the Messiah alight on the Mount of Olives No sooner had they settled into the Holy City than the U S Consul and the established Christian missionaries declared them heretics and whispered of sexual deviance Yet Muslims and Jews admired their unflagging care of the sick and the needy and Jews were intrigued with their advocacy of a Jewish Return to Zion When Horatio died Anna assumed leadership shocking even her adherents by abolishing marriage and established a dictatorship that was not always benevolent Ever dogged by controversy she and. I finished reading this book late on a Saturday too late to write a good review It is Sunday and inasmuch as this book is about a Christian sect an appropriate day to write the review The author uotes Alexis de Tocueville who toured the US in 1831Religious insanity is very common in the United States A statement which seems to run true throughout our history The preponderance of this history starts a generation after de Tocueville and continues past World War II The major religious crusades in America of the late 1800s drew large crowds but often did not address the underlying social problems At the same time small groups formed believing the end times were near This is the story of one such groupHard economic times are often the instigators of deep religious revival Crises create situations where nimble inventions are created in the form of religious truths Cults are formed of true believers Much like the mega churches of today the Spaffordites had an hierarchy that was able to use fear and awe to keep followers loyal The leaders reaped benefits from the structure than those beneath them While this occurred with the American Colony in Jerusalem the colony was different than the Christian missionaries in the Middle East at that timeThe Spaffordites believed the second coming was near so they moved to Jerusalem to be the bride of Christ when he came Unlike other missionaries they did not proselytize They helped all the poor and needy while living a communal life style based on strict rules Because they helped all regardless of religion they were able to survive the times until a Jewish state was formedOne can glean much from histories of small groups and biographies Authors need to reveal the context in which the subjects act Little known facts are often revealed The egoism of the British Commander in Chief and his need to be seen as conueror of Jerusalem leading to destruction of evidence showing he was a Johnny come lately is one of them Another is the Jewish terrorism in Palestine such as the Deir Yassin massacre on April 9 1948 in which Irgun and Stern Gang commandos executed a wedding party raped and murdered women and children ransacked and dynamited houses Jewish loudspeaker trucks then broadcast the horror throughout Palestinian towns and promised of the same Bits of history some groups would like to have buried seem to appear in unexpected works

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American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem Download Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Read & Download Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB â Jane Fletcher Geniesse Her credulous followers lived through and closely participated in the titanic upheavals that eventually formed the modern Middle East Written with flair and insight American Priestess provides a fascinating exploration of the seductive power of evangelicalism and raises uestions about the manipulation of religion to serve personal goals A powerful narrative the story sweeps through the dramatic collapse of the Ottoman Empire the establishment of the British Mandate and finally the founding of Israel where Anna’s house in East Jerusalem now the American Colony Hotel stands as an exemplar of beauty and comfort despite its turbulent history. An amazing story of one woman and her capacity to lead and guide many under her wing not always for the betterment of those who followed Her reign began along with her husband Horatio during the Protestant evangelical wave after the Civil Warm when they convinced themselves and a handful of others that the Second Coming was imminent and that they were being called to Jerusalem Even though they were scorned by the American Consul and other missionaries this small group were admired and appreciated by both Muslims and Jews as they cared for the sick and needy of all faiths How far will we go in the name of deity Well written and footnoted

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American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem Download Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Read & Download Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB â Jane Fletcher Geniesse For generations in Jerusalem a fabled mansion has been the retreat for foreign correspondents diplomats pilgrims and spies–but until now few have known the true story of the house that became the American Colony Hotel or its bizarre history of tragedy religious extremism emotional blackmail and peculiar sexual practices During the boom years following the Civil War in the country’s heartland capital Chicago a prominent lawyer Horatio Spafford and his blue eyed wife Anna rode the mighty wave of Protestant evangelicalism deluging the nation When suddenly tragedy struck the charismatic Spaffords grieving attracted followers eager to belie. Fascinating story of The Overcomers a religious cult from Chicago who moved to Jerusalem to await the Second Coming of Christ in the late 1800 s Their interest was not prosleytizing in fact they counted both Arabs and Jews among their staunchest supporters but only originally to place themselves at the foot of Christ and His return Their impact on the city remains today in the form of the American Colony Hotel which continues to provide four star lodging to important visitors to the Holy City The author did a fine job of admiring their many positive contributions while never white washing the increasingly problematic behavior of Anna Spafford who assumed leadership of the group on the death of her husband


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  • Hardcover
  • 378
  • American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem
  • Jane Fletcher Geniesse
  • English
  • 21 August 2018
  • 9780385519267