(E–pub) American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem BY Jane Fletcher Geniesse

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Read American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem Free read ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ve their prophecy that the Second Coming was at hand and in 1881 sailed with them to Jerusalem to see the Messiah alight on the Mount of Olives No sooner had they settled into the Holy City than the U S Consul and the established Christian missionaries declared them heretics and whispered of sexual deviance Yet Muslims and Jews admired their unflagging care of the sick and the needy and Jews were intrigued with their advocacy of a Jewish Return to Zion When Horatio died Anna assumed leadership shocking even her adherents by abolishing marriage and established a dictatorship that was not always benevolent Ever dogged by controversy she and. After I read this book I talked about it so much that my co workers started openly mocking me But it was THAT GOOD uick background for those that don t go to Jerusalem on a regular basis the American Colony hotel is one of the famous hotels in central Jerusalem the other two probably being the King David and the David Citadel and particualarly notable because it actually sits in East Jerusalem now the predominately Arab part of the city Most people who work in the Middle East or on the peace process know the American Colony But almost none of them realize it s origins I didn t learn as much about Jerusalem as I thought I would when I started this book What I did learn about is how a small band of Christian fundamentalists from Chicago arrived in Jerusalem at the end of the 19th century with absolutely nothing except faith in their leader a man who conveniently decided that they needed to go greet the Messiah in the Holy Land right around the time that his massive debts in Chicago were coming due With him was his wife Anna the daughter of poor Scandinavian immigrants who scrabbled her way out of poverty through marriage to a man who was once one of the leading wealthy lights of Chicago and now was an impoverished fundamentalist leader in a very unwelcoming Holy Land Anna is the center of the story When her husband dies rather inconvenient considering he had promised his followers that none of them would die before the Messiah s arrival Anna takes the reigns of the colony and rules it with an iron fist Their group is essentially a cult with Anna controlling every aspect of their lives Those who dare to cross her or think about leaving are ruthlessly punished and everyone is expected to labor for free for the good of the colony Marriage is outlawed relationships can occur only with Anna s approval and children are separated from their parents and forced into slaving for the good of the group When the Chicagoans prove too weak for Anna s rule she lures a group of Swedes to reinforce the ranks Her own children are petted and educated and the American Colony becomes known as a place where visiting Turkish leaders and British mandate govenorers can visit for cultured entertainment Anna opens the house to American and European visitors planting the seeds for the hotel and they start a very profitable antiuities and photographs business the American Colony photo department is responsible for many famous photographs of events in Jerusalem including the surrender of the city to the British during WWI Through all the upheavals faced by Jerusalem and despite the bitter opposition of the American Consulate Anna Spafford s rule is unchanged and unchallenged for decades A fascinating portrait of a truly frightening American leader in the Middle East Anna Spafford is the ultimate survivor The descendants of her colony followers still own the American Colony Hotel to this day And when I visited the hotel last year I found they keep a small photo shrine to Anna in one of the parlors around the courtyard

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Read American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem Free read ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Her credulous followers lived through and closely participated in the titanic upheavals that eventually formed the modern Middle East Written with flair and insight American Priestess provides a fascinating exploration of the seductive power of evangelicalism and raises uestions about the manipulation of religion to serve personal goals A powerful narrative the story sweeps through the dramatic collapse of the Ottoman Empire the establishment of the British Mandate and finally the founding of Israel where Anna’s house in East Jerusalem now the American Colony Hotel stands as an exemplar of beauty and comfort despite its turbulent history. An amazing story of one woman and her capacity to lead and guide many under her wing not always for the betterment of those who followed Her reign began along with her husband Horatio during the Protestant evangelical wave after the Civil Warm when they convinced themselves and a handful of others that the Second Coming was imminent and that they were being called to Jerusalem Even though they were scorned by the American Consul and other missionaries this small group were admired and appreciated by both Muslims and Jews as they cared for the sick and needy of all faiths How far will we go in the name of deity Well written and footnoted

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Read American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem Free read ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub For generations in Jerusalem a fabled mansion has been the retreat for foreign correspondents diplomats pilgrims and spies–but until now few have known the true story of the house that became the American Colony Hotel or its bizarre history of tragedy religious extremism emotional blackmail and peculiar sexual practices During the boom years following the Civil War in the country’s heartland capital Chicago a prominent lawyer Horatio Spafford and his blue eyed wife Anna rode the mighty wave of Protestant evangelicalism deluging the nation When suddenly tragedy struck the charismatic Spaffords grieving attracted followers eager to belie. Fascinating story of The Overcomers a religious cult from Chicago who moved to Jerusalem to await the Second Coming of Christ in the late 1800 s Their interest was not prosleytizing in fact they counted both Arabs and Jews among their staunchest supporters but only originally to place themselves at the foot of Christ and His return Their impact on the city remains today in the form of the American Colony Hotel which continues to provide four star lodging to important visitors to the Holy City The author did a fine job of admiring their many positive contributions while never white washing the increasingly problematic behavior of Anna Spafford who assumed leadership of the group on the death of her husband


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    (E–pub) American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem BY Jane Fletcher Geniesse Talk about a bittersweet memorable read The American Colony in Jerusalem Now a 5 star hotel which I'd often heard about and in a rather positive light given its history of unusual neutrality in that most tense city But until now few have know

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    (E–pub) American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem BY Jane Fletcher Geniesse Fascinating story of The Overcomers a religious cult from Chicago who moved to Jerusalem to await the Second Coming of Chr

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    Free read Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ð Jane Fletcher Geniesse Jane Fletcher Geniesse ð 9 Characters Read American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem I had heard of the American Colony previously but this was the first book I have read that covers the history of the Colony in detail Particularly it is a look at the lives of Horatio Spafford a native of Upstate New York who moved to Chicago and practiced law and his Norwegian born wife Anna and the ways in which their lives turned upside down when they decided to leave the established Presbyterian church they were a part of to found a sel

  4. says: (E–pub) American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem BY Jane Fletcher Geniesse Jane Fletcher Geniesse ð 9 Characters

    (E–pub) American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem BY Jane Fletcher Geniesse Besides all the issues with Anna and the Overcommers I was interested in the end talking about the Jewish and Palestinian divide It just reinforced what I recently read on the subject The ineuality that Palestinians are enduring is

  5. says: (E–pub) American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem BY Jane Fletcher Geniesse

    (E–pub) American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem BY Jane Fletcher Geniesse After I read this book I talked about it so much that my co workers started openly mocking me But it was THAT GOOD uick background for those that don't go to Jerusalem on a regular basis the American Colony hotel is one of the famous hotels in central Jerusalem the other two probably being the King David and the David Citadel and particualarly notable because it actually sits in East Jerusalem now the predominately Arab part of th

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    Read American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem (E–pub) American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem BY Jane Fletcher Geniesse I finished reading this book late on a Saturday too late to write a good review It is Sunday and inasmuch as this book is about a Christian sect an appropriate day to write the review The author uotes Alexis de Tocueville who toured the US in 1831Religious insanity is very common in the United States A statement which s

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    (E–pub) American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem BY Jane Fletcher Geniesse Religious fundamentalism run amok but at the same time catering and caring for many that the missionaries of the day just cast aside There is a whole cast of saints and sinners and a few are found to be both Ms Gen

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    Jane Fletcher Geniesse ð 9 Characters Free read Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ð Jane Fletcher Geniesse Read American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem This covered a very interesting subject Here was a religious cult that actually did some good But like in all such groups there was also lots of exploitation of the followers in the group and lots of weirdness i

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    (E–pub) American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem BY Jane Fletcher Geniesse An amazing story of one woman and her capacity to lead and guide many under her wing not always for the betterment of those who followed Her r

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    Jane Fletcher Geniesse ð 9 Characters (E–pub) American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem BY Jane Fletcher Geniesse An excellent story of the Overcomers in Jerusalema group of Americans and Swedes who moved to Jerusalem in the late 1800s

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  • Hardcover
  • 378
  • American Priestess The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem
  • Jane Fletcher Geniesse
  • English
  • 17 July 2018
  • 9780385519267