American Priestess

The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem
Product Number: EB00148884
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780385526685
Publisher: Anchor
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Description

For generations, The American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem has been a well-known retreat for journalists, diplomats, pilgrims and spies. However, few know the story of Anna Spafford, the enigmatic evangelist who was instrumental in its founding Branded heretics by Jerusalem's established Christian missionaries when they arrived in 1881, the Spaffords and their followers nevertheless won over Muslims and Jews with their philanthropy. But when her husband Horatio died, Anna assumed leadership, shocking even her adherents by abolishing marriage and establishing an uneasy dictatorship based on emotional blackmail and religious extremism. With a controversial heroine at its core, American Priestess provides a fascinating exploration of the seductive power of evangelicalism as well as an intriguing history of an enduring landmark. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Original Publish Date: Jun 17, 2008

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