A Land Full of God: Christian Perspectives on the Holy Land

A Land Full of God: Christian Perspectives on the Holy Land


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ISBN-13: 9781498298803
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 05/12/2017
Pages: 326
Sales rank: 686,819
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon is the executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP); author of the award winningSocial Justice Handbook and other books on spirituality and justice. Cannon has several masters degrees and earned her doctorate in American History with the minor in Middle Eastern studies from the University of California--Davis, focusing on the history of the American Protestant church's engagement in Israel and Palestine.

Table of Contents

Permissions xi

Contributors xiii

Multiple Narratives Toward Peace: Foreword by Muslim and Jewish Leaders Aziz Abu Sarah Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth xxiii

Acknowledgments xxix

Introduction Rev. Dr. Mac Elise Cannon 1

Part I Contextualizing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

1 Beginning to Understand the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Dale Hanson Bourke 17

2 "We Need One More Common Friend" David Neff 25

3 How Should Christians Relate to the State of Israel? Rich Nathan 34

4 Speech at the Presidential Palace with Palestinian Authorities in Bethlehem His Holiness Pope Francis 41

Part II God's Chosen People and the Family of Abraham

5 I am Jewish: Reflections on Jewish Identity in the Holy Land Dr. Judith Mendelsohn Rood 47

6 The Holy Land and the Larger Family of Abraham Dr. Tony Maalouf 56

7 Will God Really Bless Those who Bless Israel Today? Dr. Michael L. Brown 67

8 The Land of Israel and the Problem of Supersessionism Rev. Dr. John E. Phelan Jr. 75

Part III Intersections of History

9 Land & People Dr. Andrea Lee Smith 89

10 Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Hope for a Better Israel Dr. Clayborne Carson Rev. Dr. Troy Jackson 99

11 A Very Short History of Christian Zionism Dr. Donald M. Lewis 108

12 Christian Just Peacemaking and Israel-Palestine: A Quick and Dirty Historical Account of What We are Calling Israel-Palestine Dr. David P. Gushee 123

Part IV Political Paradigms and Perspectives

13 Across the Israel Divide Susan Michael 135

14 Palestine and Apartheid Archbishop Desmond Tutu 146

15 Remarks at the Gaza Donors Conference The Honorable John Kerry 152

16 Protestifying: A Pentecostal Reflection on Interfaith Learning and Political Action Dr. Paul Nathan Alexander 157

Part V An End to Violence and Vision for Peace

17 Millennial Voices for Peace Statement of Principles 173

18 Barriers to Peace Dr. Bob Roberts 175

19 Middle East Crisis and Peace Building Dr. David A. Anderson 182

20 Hope in the Midst of a Mess Dr. Darrell L. Bock 188

21 Navigating Minefields: Explosive Wisdom for Modern Pilgrims Jerry White 193

Part VI We Belong to Each Other: Relationship Across Divides

22 Standing Beside the Vulnerable Shane Claiborne 205

23 The Power of Unlikely Relationships Carolyn Custis James 211

24 A Truer and Deeper Peace Lynne Hybels 218

25 Overrated: The Holy Land and Discipleship Rev. Eugene Cho 227

Part VII Future Hope: Action & Engagement toward a Just Peace

26 Praying for Peace in Jerusalem Jim Wallis 237

27 Jews, Christians, and Muslims: Finding a Way to Peace Dr. Joel Hunter 246

28 How to Create a New Conversation about Israel-Palestine in Your Church Rev. Bill Hybels 256

29 Christians as Agents of Reconciliation Dr. Tony Campolo 263

Epilogue Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon 271

Pursuing Peace and Strengthening Presence: The Atlanta Summit of Churches in the USA and the Holy Land 272

Subject Index 283

Names and Organizations 291

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