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Saving the Holy SepulchreHow Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine$
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Raymond Cohen

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195189667

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.001.0001

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To the Rotunda

To the Rotunda

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(p.202) Chapter Thirteen To the Rotunda
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Saving the Holy Sepulchre
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Raymond Cohen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0013

This chapter discusses the restoration of the rotunda of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The planning for the restoration started on May 28, 1969 and the principal architects were confronted with a huge restoration challenge. This was the problem of recreating a setting that would convey the mystery of the Resurrection while at the same time remaining true to the original plan and within the iron grip of the Status Quo.

Keywords:   Church of the Holy Sepulchre, rotunda, church restoration, Resurrection, Status Quo

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