The Wrath Of Jonah / Edition 2

The Wrath Of Jonah / Edition 2

by Rosemary Radford Ruether, Herman J. Ruether
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0800634799

ISBN-13: 9780800634797

Pub. Date: 03/01/2002

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

The wrenching situation in the Middle East, recent events have shown, is as complex as it is volatile. In this immensely learned and clarifying volume-here updated and issued in paper for the first time-the Ruethers trace the tortured and contested history of Israel/Palestine from biblical times through the Diaspora, the development of Zionism, the creation of the

Overview

The wrenching situation in the Middle East, recent events have shown, is as complex as it is volatile. In this immensely learned and clarifying volume-here updated and issued in paper for the first time-the Ruethers trace the tortured and contested history of Israel/Palestine from biblical times through the Diaspora, the development of Zionism, the creation of the modern state of Israel, and the subsequent conflict with Arab and Palestinian nationalism.

Magisterial in its grasp of the historical, political, economic, and religious roots of the conflict, The Wrath of Jonah also offers convincing analysis of the moral and political dilemmas facing Israelis and Palestinians today. Though they see possibilities for peace, the Ruethers are forthright about what they and others see as Israel's betrayal of its own original mandate. Their purpose, state the Ruethers, "continues to be to make a modest contribution to truthful historical accountability that must underlie the quest for justice, without which there can be no 'peace.'"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800634797
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsviii
Preface to the Second Editionxiv
Introductionxvii
Part 1Classical Foundations: The Three Monotheistic Faiths1
1.Peoplehood, Covenant, and Land in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam3
The Land of Canaan: Crossroads of Empires3
Covenant People and Promised Land in Hebrew Scripture6
Peoplehood, Covenant, and Land in Rabbinic Judaism12
The Two Covenants, the Heavenly Land, and the Exile of the Jews in Early Christianity20
The Community of Islam and the Peoples of the Book27
Summary35
Part 2Historical Development of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict37
2.Religious and Secular Roots of Zionism39
Kabbalistic Messianism and the Return to the Holy Land39
European Nationalism and the Rise of Zionism43
Varieties of Zionism47
Summary66
3.Christianity and Zionism: The Making of an Alliance69
The Reformation Era and the Restoration of the Jews69
Christian Zionism and European Empire75
American Christian Zionism and the Foundation of Israel80
4.The Emergence and Survival of Palestinian Nationalism85
The Beginnings of Arab Nationalism and Its Betrayal by Western Imperialism90
Palestinian Nationalism during the Mandatory Period93
The Suppression and Resurrection of the Palestinian National Movement100
From the Lebanese Civil War to the 1987-88 Uprising110
From Oslo to the Second Intifada, 1991-2001116
Palestinian Nationalism and Zionism128
5.Contradictions of the Jewish State131
Building a Jewish Majority: Immigration and Settlement138
Making Palestinians Invisible in Israel143
Making Palestinians Invisible in the 1967 Occupied Territories152
Part 3Christian Relations to Judaism and to Zionism161
6.Contemporary Christian Responses to Judaism and to Zionism163
The Vatican: Relations to Judaism and to the State of Israel164
The World Council of Churches: Relations to Judaism and to the State of Israel169
American Fundamentalist Christians, Jews, and Israel174
Arab Christians, Judaism, and Zionism182
7.Jewish and Christian Responses to the Holocaust: The Link to Zionism191
Jewish Holocaust Theology192
Christian Holocaust Theology203
Conclusions213
8.Zionism and International Justice: A Theological and Ethical Evaluation219
The Jews: Religious Community or Nation?225
Jewish Election and the Promised Land229
The State of Israel and the Beginning of Redemption232
Conclusions237
Postscript, 2002243
Notes249
Index283

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