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City of Christian Love

The History and Importance of Nazareth


Raouf Abujaber

City of Christian Love provides a detailed history of Nazareth from the dawn of the Christian Era until today with special focus on the religious communities found in this sacred city, including both the periods of tension and the periods of profound interreligious partnership and solidarity.

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Names: Abū Jābir, Raʼūf Saʻd, author. Title: City of Christian love: the history and importance of Nazareth / Raouf Abujaber. Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2017. Series: Washington College studies in religion, politics, and culture, ISSN 2151-7010; volume 9 Includes bibliographical references and index. Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed. Identifiers: LCCN 2017001493 (print) | LCCN 2017010154 (ebook) ISBN 978-1-4331-3635-1 (ebook pdf) | ISBN 978-1-4331-4062-4 (epub) ISBN 978-1-4331-4063-1 (mobi) | ISBN 978-1-4331-3634-4 (hardcover: alk. paper) Subjects: LCSH: Nazareth (Israel)—History. Christians—Israel—Nazareth. Muslims—Israel—Nazareth. Jews—Israel—Nazareth. Classification: LCC DS110.N3 (ebook) | LCC DS110.N3 A28 2017 (print) DDC 956.94/5—dc23 LC record available at DOI 10.3726/978-1-4331-3635-1

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The cover image from the Easter Festivities in Spring 1910 shows a multitude of people and some horsemen parading in front of the procession. It is a sign of the common life and the liberties that Christians of Nazareth enjoyed even in the Ottoman times. (Public Domain)

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