By Irvine H. Anderson

Irvine Anderson's provocative argument--that fundamentalist interpretations of the Christian Bible have helped create a cultural predisposition that favors returning the Jewish humans to the "promised land"--offers an immense point of view on British and American overseas coverage towards Israel. He asserts that tales approximately offers of land to the Hebrew humans and the "Second Coming of Christ" have made it more straightforward for Zionist and pro-Israel lobbies to be potent in either countries.

            beginning with research of Armageddon theology and the Biblical passages on which those principles were established, Anderson indicates how they've been disseminated all through pop culture from the nineteenth century onward, via Sunday institution instructing, novels, and television evangelism. He then examines the origins of the Balfour assertion, the travails of the British Mandate within the Thirties, and Truman's selection to hurriedly realize the newly proclaimed kingdom of Israel--emphasizing the president's Baptist heritage and intimate wisdom of the Bible. Anderson additionally discusses the belief that constructed after global struggle II that Israel used to be a strategic best friend in a perilous a part of the realm and he exhibits that on the time no actual countervailing strength existed. one of the citizens in either nice Britain and the us, there has been little normal wisdom of Islam, Arabs, or the center East and constrained knowing of the significance of fit kin with pleasant oil-producing states.

            including new details to our realizing of pro-Israel agencies, Anderson illustrates the linkages that built within the final a part of the 20 th century among pro-Israel lobbies and the spiritual correct. whereas acknowledging that this alliance isn't the simply cause that the yankee govt helps the go back of Jews to Palestine, he indicates that the impression of conservative teachings and ideology on coverage is and has been profound.

            This arguable publication offers a entire and persuasive dialogue of the influence of Christian Zionism within the twentieth century. it is crucial to historians, sociologists, political scientists, and others attracted to the Arab-Israeli conflict. 



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Revelation 13:1, 5–8) The roles of the Kings of the North, South, and East in the End Times are drawn from the eleventh chapter of Daniel, which deals with the ultimate fate of an evil ruler (understood by fundamentalists to mean the Beast). The relevant passages predict: At the time of the end the king of the south shall attack him. [And]47 the king of the north will rush upon him like a whirlwind, with chariots and horsemen and many ships. . But reports from the east . . will alarm him, and he shall go out in great fury to bring ruin and complete destruction to many.

The dating is based in large part on the fact that the events which Daniel “foresaw” from the sixth century down through 167 had happened exactly as he described them, but did not happen as he described them from the middle of the period 167 to 164 onward. 51 Chapter 1: Biblical Criticism and the Rise of Fundamentalism 25 The thrust of the book is clear. God protects those who are faithful to Him, and He will triumph in the end. Jesus himself used parables to make a point, and few worry about whether the parables record actual events.

Scofield (1843–1921), the originator of the Scofield Study Bible. Scofield was raised an Episcopalian, served in the Confederate army, started life as an attorney, fell on hard times, and turned to premillennialism as a result of a conversion experience. He was not formally trained as a clergyman, but he served as a Congregationalist minister in Dallas, Texas, and Northfield, Massachusetts, and then as a Southern Presbyterian minister in New York. 72 Scofield’s major contribution was his Study Bible, first published in 1909 by Oxford University Press, revised and expanded in 1917, and further revised by others in 1967.

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