|Plot Summary of At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden|
In 1998-99, shortly before the start of the current wave of Middle East violence, the author, a journalist and sometime Jewish mystic, decided to search for whatever common ground he could find with Christians and Muslims in Israel. (The book is subtitled "A Jew's Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land.") He found Sufi and Catholic sects, ecumenical Muslim clerics, and others quietly living multi-spiritual lives in various corners of the troubled Holy Land.
This synopsis report prepared by David Loftus
|Chapter Analysis of At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Kind Of History
Time of history:
History of religion?
- Many different religions
Subjects of this Historical Account
Religion? (if plays a major part)
Ethnicity (if plays a major part)
Is the portrayal sympathetic?
- Somewhat sympathetic
If applicable, liberal/conservative?
- Historian is moderately liberal
How much gore?
- 1 ()
How fast-paced is the book?
- 4 ()
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel...
How much focus on stories of individuals?
- Focuses on brief history of a lot of players
How much romance?
- 1 ()
Minor characters feature lots of:
Length of book
- 300-350 pages
How much emphasis on small details?
- 3 ()
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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