Christian Zionism in comparative perspective: an introduction / Göran Gunner -- Saying "peace" when there is no peace: an American Christian Zionist congregation on peace, militarism, and settlements / Elizabeth Phillips -- "A fool for Christ": sense-making and negotiation of identity in the life story of a Christian soldier / Aron Engberg -- Broadcasting Jesus' return: televangelism and appropriation of Israel through Israeli-granted broadcasting rights / Matt Westbrook -- Walking in the mantle of Esther: "political" action as "religious" practice / Sean Durbin -- Christian Zionism at Jerusalén Church in Copán Ruinas, Honduras, an "out-of-the-way" place / William Girard -- Christian Zionist pilgrimage in the twenty-first century: the "holy" in the "Holy Land" / Curtis Hutt -- Living in the hour of restoration: Christian Zionism, immigration, and aliyah / Faydra L. Shapiro -- Christian Zionism and mainline Western Christian churches / Rosemary Radford Ruether -- Palestinian Christian reflections on Christian Zionism / Mitri Raheb -- From the Institutum Judaicum to the International Christian Embassy: Christian Zionism with a European accent / Yaakov Ariel -- Mischief making in Palestine: American Protestant Christian attitudes toward the Holy Land, 1917-1949 / Mae Elise Cannon -- Israelis, Israelites, and God's hand in history: Finnish Christian attitudes toward the creation of the State of Israel / Timo R. Stewart -- The rise of Hitler, Zion, and the tribulation: between Christian Zionism and Orthodox Judaism / Gershon Greenberg -- Inverting the eagle to embrace the Star of David: the nationalist roots of German Christian Zionism / George Faithful -- The quest to comprehend Christian Zionism / Robert O. Smith.
The issue of Christian Zionism is one that is fiercely debated within theology, the church, politics, and society. Comprehending Christian Zionism brings together an international consortium of scholars and researchers to reflect on the network of issues and topics surrounding this critical subject. The volume provides a lens on the history of Zionism within Christian theology and offers a constructive, multidimensional path for assessment and introspection around the meaning of Zionism to Christian faith and practice.
|Other authors:||Gunner, Göran., Smith, Robert O.|
Includes bibliographical references and index.