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The Resource Christian attitudes towards the State of Israel, Paul Charles Merkley

Christian attitudes towards the State of Israel, Paul Charles Merkley

Label
Christian attitudes towards the State of Israel
Title
Christian attitudes towards the State of Israel
Statement of responsibility
Paul Charles Merkley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Paul Merkley draws on the published literature of the World Council of Churches, the Middle East Council of Churches, the Roman Catholic Church, and other Christian organizations that have an interest in the question of Israel's past, present, and future, and on interviews with numerous key figures within the government of Israel, spokesmen for the Palestine Authority, and leaders of all the major pro and anti-Zionist Christian organizations to demonstrate that Christian attitudes towards Israel remain remarkably polarized. To most evangelical and fundamentalist Christians, loyalty to Israel is a kind of second patriotism, nurtured by the conviction that Israel's restoration is a part of God's plan for history. However mainstream Protestantism champions "Palestinian nationalism" and, drawing on the rhetoric of the Middle East Council of Churches, does not hesitate to portray Israel as an "oppressor." Merkley concludes that Christian attitudes towards Israel reflect fundamental theological attitudes that must be studied against the long historical background of Christian attitudes towards Judaism and Islam
Cataloging source
UKM
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1934-
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Merkley, Paul Charles
Dewey number
261.8/7
Index
index present
LC call number
DS126.5
LC item number
.M478 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Christian Zionism
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Judaism
  • Israel
  • Palestine
Label
Christian attitudes towards the State of Israel, Paul Charles Merkley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [243]-257
Contents
Introduction: Israel's reappearance in the company of nations -- The birth and early adventures of the State of Israel -- Christian attitudes towards the State of Israel, 1948-1960s -- Christians in the Holy Land -- The Palestinians -- The church and Islam -- Roman Catholic attitudes in transition -- Christian Zionism and Christian anti-Zionism -- Christian attitudes towards Israel: the issue in current American politics
Control code
000273351
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 266 p.
Isbn
9780773521889
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003430819
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000273351
  • (OCoLC)48487645
Label
Christian attitudes towards the State of Israel, Paul Charles Merkley
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [243]-257
Contents
Introduction: Israel's reappearance in the company of nations -- The birth and early adventures of the State of Israel -- Christian attitudes towards the State of Israel, 1948-1960s -- Christians in the Holy Land -- The Palestinians -- The church and Islam -- Roman Catholic attitudes in transition -- Christian Zionism and Christian anti-Zionism -- Christian attitudes towards Israel: the issue in current American politics
Control code
000273351
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 266 p.
Isbn
9780773521889
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003430819
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000273351
  • (OCoLC)48487645

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