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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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1 A painting by Roberts (1796–1864), the minaret of the White Mosque appearing in middle part, from the collection of Dr. Hisham Al-Khatib.

2 A photo of Nazareth in the 1880s, from the collection of the Harvard Semitic Museum. The minaret of the White Mosque clearly appears in the middle of the photo.

3.1 A picture of a Christian Warrior as presented at Sunday Schools in England around perhaps 1850 for the Bible and Prayer Book Lessons.

3.2 Bible and Prayer Book Lessons.

3.3 Artistic representation of Saladin.

3.4 Nineteenth century portrait of Richard the Lionheart by Merry-Joseph Blondel.

4.1 Reports by traveler Henry Maundrell.

4.2 Reports by traveler Henry Maundrell.

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