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More Desired than Our Owne Salvation: The Roots of Christian Zionism

Robert O. Smith


This book shows that popular American affinity for the State of Israel draws from the taproot of apocalyptic hope informing American identity and national vocation from the revolutionary era to the present. The English Protestant tradition of Judeo-centric prophecy interpretation informing these American adaptations of apocalyptic hope was first developed in the early Elizabethan period and refined through the first half of the seventeenth century. Brought to North America by English colonists with Puritan commitments, the tradition provided a foundational framework for American self-understan ... More

Keywords: judeo-centric tradition, apocalyptic hope, christian zionism, civil religion, historiography, reformation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199993246
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993246.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert O. Smith, author
Evangelical Lutheran Church