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Zeal for Zion : Christians, Jews, & the idea of the Promised Land

Author: Shalom Goldman
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
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The standard histories of Zionism have depicted it almost exclusively as a Jewish political movement, one in which Christians do not appear except as antagonists. In the highly original Zeal for Zion, Shalom Goldman makes the case for a wider and more inclusive history, one that brings the substantial Christian involvement with Zionism--most recently by American evangelical Protestants--into the light.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shalom Goldman
ISBN: 9780807833445 0807833444
OCLC Number: 317929525
Description: 367 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The two Zionisms --
The Christian Zionists and the Hebrew poet : Laurence and Alice Oliphant's encounter with Naphtali Herz Imber (1882-1888) --
Theodor Herzl and his Christian associates (1883-1904) --
The Reverend Herbert Danby : scholar of Rabbinics, Zionist, Christian missionary (1889-1953) --
Rome and Jerusalem : two Catholic thinkers on Judaism and two papal visits to Jerusalem, 1964 and 2000 --
Twentieth-century literary pilgrims to Zion : Jorge Luis Borges, Robert Graves, and Vladimir Nabokov --
Jewish settlers and Christian Zionists (1967-2007).
Responsibility: Shalom Goldman.

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Offers a fresh perspective on the history of Zionism. This book presents the stories of poets and diplomats, Christian scholars and Jewish leaders, the Vatican and the State of Israel, and modern  Read more...

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