Inverting the Eagle to Embrace the Star of David: The Nationalist Roots of German Christian Zionism

Title

Inverting the Eagle to Embrace the Star of David: The Nationalist Roots of German Christian Zionism

Format

Contribution to a Book

Book Title

Comprehending Christian Zionism: Perspectives in Comparison

First Page

301

Last Page

323

Editor

Göran Gunner and Robert O. Smith

Files

Description

The question of the Christian Zionism - the religious and political support of the state of Israel - is fiercely debated within theology and the church, as well as in the wider political and social arenas. Examination of the issue is, highly relevant and crucial, as it cuts across a wide array of constitutive features and beliefs of Christian life, from interpretation of scripture to religious and political ethics. 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; these essays are the fruit of several years of collaboration by the special working group on Christian Zionism. The volume includes essays from Christian scholars around the globe, as well as Jewish and Palestinian contributors to provide interfaith contextual dialogue. Taken together, the volume provides a lens on the history of Zionism within Christian theology from a variety of locations and perspectives and offers a constructive, multidimensional path for assessment and introspection around the meaning of Zionism to Christian faith and practice.

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ISBN

978-1451472264

Publication Date

10-2014

Publisher

Fortress Press

City

Minneapolis, MN

Keywords

Christian Zionism

Disciplines

European History | History of Christianity