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The Bible and Zionism : invented traditions, archaeology and post-colonialism in Palestine-Israel

Author: Nur Masalha
Publisher: London : Zed, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text investigates the Biblical justification for Zionism & charts the historical rise of Zionism since its 19th century roots. Providing a contribution to the argument for a single democratic & secular Israeli state, it shows how the biblical language of 'chosen people' & 'promised land' is used to justify ethnic division & violence.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Masalha, Nur, 1957-
Bible and Zionism.
London : Zed, 2007
(OCoLC)989691236
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nur Masalha
ISBN: 9781842777602 1842777602 9781842777619 1842777610
OCLC Number: 266784225
Notes: Formerly CIP.
Description: viii, 366 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 'The Bible is our mandate' : Zionism, the Hebrew Bible and the Palestinian catastrophe, 1881-1967 --
Biblical prophecy and Christian imperialism : Christian Zionism, Armageddon theology and the battle for Jerusalem --
From secularism to messianism : the theology and geopolitics of neo-Zionism, 1967-2006 --
Jewish fundamentalism, the Bible and the 'sacred geography' of Jerusalem : implications for inter-faith relations --
Reinventing Maimonides : from universalist philosopher to neo-Zionist messianic, 1967-2006 --
Palestinian religious nationalism, decolonisation and the biblical paradigm : Hamas, Zionism and resisting the occupation --
Is the Hebrew Bible historical? The invention of a tradition and the challenge of archaeology for biblical scholarship and nationalist historiography --
The Bible, post-colonialism and the moral critique : Michael Prior, Palestinian liberation theology and the biblical academy --
Cultural resistance and the secular humanist challenge : Edward W. Said, Zionism and rethinking the question of Palestine.
Responsibility: Nur Masalha.
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