Allies for Armageddon: The Rise of Christian Zionism

Guided by a literal reading of the prophetic sections of the Bible, Christian Zionists are convinced that the world is hurtling toward a final Battle of Armageddon They believe that war in the Middle East is God s will for the region In this timely book, Victoria Clark first explores the 400 year history of this powerful political ideology, laying to rest the idea that CGuided by a literal reading of the prophetic sections of the Bible, Christian Zionists are convinced that the world is hurtling toward a final Battle of Armageddon They believe that war in the Middle East is God s will for the region In this timely book, Victoria Clark first explores the 400 year history of this powerful political ideology, laying to rest the idea that Christian Zionism is a passing craze or the province of a lunatic fringe Then Clark surveys the contemporary Christian Zionist scene in Israel and in the United States, where the influence of the religious fundamentalists has never been greater Clark engages with Christian Zionism directly, interviewing leaders, attending events, and traveling with Christian Zionists in the Holy Land She also investigates the Christian Zionist presence in Israel She finds that the view through the Christian Zionist lens is dangerously simple President Bush s War on Terror is a mythic battle between good and evil, and Syria and Iran represent the powers of darkness Such views are far from rare an estimated fifteen to twenty million Americans share them Almost one in three Americans believes Israel was given to the Jews by God as a prelude to the Battle of Armageddon and Jesus Second Coming Clark concludes with an assessment of Christian Zionists impact on American foreign policy in the Middle East and on America s relationships with European allies since the attacks of 9 11.
Allies for Armageddon The Rise of Christian Zionism Guided by a literal reading of the prophetic sections of the Bible Christian Zionists are convinced that the world is hurtling toward a final Battle of Armageddon They believe that war in the Middle

  • Title: Allies for Armageddon: The Rise of Christian Zionism
  • Author: Victoria Clark
  • ISBN: 9780300116984
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Allies for Armageddon: The Rise of Christian Zionism”

    1. This book written by a self-described British agnostic is a gem. I am a Christian and some years ago was an ardent defender of dispensational theology. The author is well versed in the history of Zionism both in terms of Christian Zionism which is so rampant in the USA today, and its earlier proto-type in England and other places. I enjoyed reading about the encounters that Clark had traversing various places to get insight into the movement among North American fundamentalist religious evengeli [...]

    2. This is a good chaser for Left Behind. It helped me understand the mentality, which sort of alarmed me.

    3. For some important American political and religious figures, the solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is remarkably simple; God gave the land of Israel to the Jews, from the Nile to the Euphrates. Thus, ethnically cleansing the West Bank and Gaza Strip of Palestinians should be seen as a reasonable compromise, since Israel would be giving up divine claims to the Sinai, Jordan, and parts of other countries that have sprung up in violation of God's will. As this new book by [...]

    4. Book is divided into two parts: the history of Christian Zionism from the Reformation in England to 1948, and a survey of modern American Christian Zionism.For me, the first part was full of new information, weird twists of history, strange characters (a Venn diagram of this book & Eating the Sun shows Joseph Priestly as the one person in the union!) over the history of both Britain & the US. The second half has some new, but much that's familiar to anyone who's been following this part [...]

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