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Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Stephen Spector


Most observers attribute evangelical Christians’ bedrock support for Israel to the apocalyptic belief that the Jews must return to Israel as a precondition for Christ’s Second Coming. But the actual reasons, this book argues, are far more complicated. In Evangelicals and Israel, the book delves deeply into the Christian Zionist movement, mining information from original interviews, websites, evangelical publications, survey research, news reports, worship services, and interfaith conferences to provide a surprising look at the sources of evangelicals’ alliance with Israel. He finds a complex s ... More

Keywords: apocalyptic, George W. Bush, Evangelical Christians, Christian Zionist, end-times, Islam, Islamist, Israel, Second Coming, West Bank

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195368024
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368024.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Spector, author
Stony Brook University
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