Allies for Armageddon

Allies for Armageddon

The Rise of Christian Zionism

Book - 2007
Average Rating:
1
Rate this:

Guided by a literal reading of the prophetic sections of the Bible, Christian Zionists are convinced that the world is hurtling toward a final Battle of Armageddon. They believe that war in the Middle East is God's will for the region. In this timely book, Victoria Clark first explores the 400-year history of this powerful political ideology, laying to rest the idea that Christian Zionism is a passing craze or the province of a lunatic fringe. Then Clark surveys the contemporary Christian Zionist scene in Israel and in the United States, where the influence of the religious fundamentalists has never been greater.

Clark engages with Christian Zionism directly, interviewing leaders, attending events, and traveling with Christian Zionists in the Holy Land. She also investigates the Christian Zionist presence in Israel. She finds that the view through the Christian Zionist lens is dangerously simple: President Bush's War on Terror is a mythic battle between good and evil, and Syria and Iran represent the powers of darkness. Such views are far from rare--an estimated fifteen to twenty million Americans share them. Almost one in three Americans believes Israel was given to the Jews by God as a prelude to the Battle of Armageddon and Jesus' Second Coming. Clark concludes with an assessment of Christian Zionists' impact on American foreign policy in the Middle East and on America's relationships with European allies since the attacks of 9/11.

Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 2007.
ISBN: 9780300116984
0300116985
Characteristics: x, 331 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Related Resources


Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

n
naturalist
Jun 09, 2016

“Is is, therefore, not an exaggeration to say that if the city of New York were suddenly replaced by a ball of fire, some significant percentage of the American population would see a silver-lining in the subsequent mushroom cloud, as it would suggest to them that the best thing that is ever going to happen was about to happen: the return of Christ. ..”
from “Letter to a Christian Nation” 2006, ISBN 0-307-26577-3, by Sam Harris 1967-
further reading:
“Longing for the End : a History of Millennialism in Western Civilization”
Frederic J Baumgartner
Palgrave Macmillan 1999, hc, ISBN-10: 0312210922, ISBN-13: 978-0312210922
and,
“How to Profit From the Coming Rapture: Getting Ahead When You're Left Behind”
by Steve Levy and Evie Levy (authors), Barbara Davilman (editor), Ellis Weiner (narrator)
Little, Brown and Company; 1st edition, pbk, 2008, ISBN-10: 0316017302
and watch,
“The Root of All Evil?” 2006 (DVD) rebroadcast as “The God Delusion” 2010
presented by Richard Dawkins
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Root_of_All_Evil%3F

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at MCPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top