Beginning with Reading the Bible in the Land of the Bible, Faithful Witness proceeds from Gods Grace and the Nativity to Lent and Jesus Resurrection. In between, Patriarch Sabbah addresses other important topics, including the role of the Church in the Holy Land, Jerusalem, ecumenism, Christian-Muslim dialogue, and Palestinian-Israeli relations. For anyone who wants to understand the complex status quo of the Holy Land today, this careful and thoughtful selection from the work and teaching of Patriarch Sabbah is a useful and most insightful guide. The first Palestinian to be called to the dignity and the challenging ministry of Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, this brilliant and courageous religious leader has been for 20 years a father to his community and a test to his adversaries. As you read his words you see a man who never gives up hope that the power of God will ultimately bring a new day of harmony to this land where the ancient prophets lived and died, and where the children of Abraham Jewish, Christian, and Muslim must find a way to live in peace together.
About the Author
Patriarch Sabbah's inclusive vision embraces all peoples, including Palestinians and Israelis. He courageously extends himself to open dialogue with leaders who do not share his vision of peace with justice. His friendship and conversations with Palestinian and Israeli leaders do not diminish his objectivity, search for dialogue and truth, and calls for peacemaking, peace building, and reconciliation. Born in 1933 in Nazareth and nominated Patriarch of Jerusalem in 1987, Michel Sabbah has led the Church in the Holy Land as the Latin (Roman Catholic) Patriarch for twenty years, shepherding it through both tough and promising times.
|Publication Date||Dec 31, 2008|
|Author||Patriarch Michel Sabbah|