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by Donald M. Lewis

eBook The Origins of Christian Zionism: Lord Shaftesbury and Evangelical Support for a Jewish Homeland epub
  • ISBN: 0521515181
  • Author: Donald M. Lewis
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: World
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (October 26, 2009)
  • Pages: 380 pages
  • ePUB size: 1861 kb
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In this study of Lord Shaftesbury - Victorian England's greatest humanitarian and most prominent Christian Zionist - Donald M. Lewis examines why British . The Origins of Christian. has been added to your Cart.

In this study of Lord Shaftesbury - Victorian England's greatest humanitarian and most prominent Christian Zionist - Donald M. Lewis examines why British evangelicals became fascinated with the Jews and how they promoted a 'teaching of esteem that countered a teaching of contempt. Evangelicals militated for the restoration of Jews to Palestine by lobbying the British cabinet on foreign policy decisions. Professing their love for the Jews.

Lewis reminds us that Shaftesbury’s Zionism sprang from evangelical philosemitism

Lewis reminds us that Shaftesbury’s Zionism sprang from evangelical philosemitism. He and his fellow evangelicals aimed to establish as part of British national identity a unique responsibility toward ‘God’s chosen people’ (p. 188). Lewis’s book is a very important contribution to the study of British Christian Zionism. One suspects that it will remain the authoritative text on that subject for many years to come.

Request PDF On Jun 1, 2011, ABIGAIL GREEN and others published The Origins of Christian Zionism: Lord Shaftesbury . April 1993 · Interpretation- Journal of Bible and Theology.

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Sandmel, D. F. (2011). The Origins of Christian Zionism: Lord Shaftsbury and the Evangelical Support for a Jewish Homeland. Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, 6(1). More Citation Formats. Boston College will clearly identify my name as the author or owner of the submission.

Donald M. Lewis is an historian specializing in the study of Evangelical Christianity. He holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford and currently is professor of Church History at Regent College, a graduate school of Christian Studies affiliated with the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada. His first book Lighten Their Darkness: the Evangelical Mission to Working-Class Donald M.

Christian Zionists like John Henry Patterson and Orde Wingate played crucial roles in the initiation and . The Origins of Christian Zionism: Lord Shaftesbury And Evangelical Support For A Jewish Homeland. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 380. ISBN 9781107631960.

Christian Zionists like John Henry Patterson and Orde Wingate played crucial roles in the initiation and development of the Haganah, sometimes despite British Government opposition. Some proponents of Christian Zionism believe that Israel must belong to the Jewish people as one of the prerequisites for the return of Jesus to earth.

In this study of Lord Shaftesbury - Victorian England's greatest humanitarian and most prominent Christian Zionist - Donald M. Lewis examines why British evangelicals became fascinated with the Jews and how they promoted a 'teaching of esteem' that countered a 'teaching of contempt'. Evangelicals militated for the restoration of Jews to Palestine by lobbying the British cabinet on foreign policy decisions

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In this study of Lord Shaftesbury - Victorian England's greatest humanitarian and most prominent Christian Zionist - Donald M. Lewis examines why British evangelicals became fascinated with the Jews and how they promoted a 'teaching of esteem" that countered a "teaching of contempt." Evangelicals militated for the restoration of Jews to Palestine by lobbying the British cabinet on foreign policy decisions. Professing their love for the Jews, they effectively reshaped the image of the Jew in conversionist literature, gave sacrificially to convert them to Christianity, and worked with German Pietists to create a joint Anglican-Lutheran bishopric in Jerusalem, the center (in their minds) of world Jewry. Evangelical identity evolved during this process and had an impact on Jewish identity, transforming Jewish-Christian relations. It also changed the course of world history by creating a climate of opinion in the United Kingdom in favor of the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which pledged British support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The movement also bequeathed a fascination with Christian Zionism to American evangelicals that still influences global politics.
Comments: (7)
Milleynti
It is seldom that one thinks of the "pre-Zionist Zionists." But that many of the British Anglican evangelicals were just that comes as a shock to most. Dr. Lewis documents the amazing 19th century thread of history and thought that brought the Jewish people civil rights in European countries for the first time and laid the practical foundation for the restoration of Jews to their ancestral homeland, Israel, in the next century. What motivated these biblically-oriented Christians were the Scriptures themselves - passages which had either been overlooked for centuries or had been misinterpreted to fit the prevelent theology which declared that The Church had replaced Israel and thus there was no longer a place for the Jews in God's economy and plan. The earliest organization among the Anglicans promoting the spiritual restoration of the Jews, The Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews, or The London Jews' Society as it came to be known, was founded in 1809. Lord Ashley, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, Lewis's central "character," served as president of the Society for 40 years. He was also Britain's most prominent social reformer of his generation.
Additionally, Lewis repairs several of Barbara Tuchman's statements which have stood re this era, the Jewish people and English evangelicals since publication of her BIBLE AND THE SWORD in 1956.
Lewis examines old and new material of the period to turn out a history that will stand. His research confirms that without men like Shaftesbury in the 19th century, the Balfour Declaration and the State of Israel would never have happened in the 20th.
Blackstalker
Lewis is Professor of Church History at Regent in Vancouver. He has written a commendably penetrating review of the recent roots of the Restorationist movement in the UK, which many would now call Christian Zionism. The latter is anachronistic, Christian theologians and teachers, many of the most influential themselves of Jewish extraction, were agitating for and canvassing public opinion in favour of a Jewish return to Israel for over a century before Herzl's Judenstadt and the formal birth of predominantly secular Zionism. He displays the rigour and aplomb one would expect from a professional historian, gently skewering sloppy source work from the raw data and challenging careless generalisations in other writers with academic precision.

I had the same sense of a light switching on as when I read Merkley's work The Politics of Christian Zionism 1891-1948.

Lewis focusses on Lord Shaftesbury the most prominent Christian Zionist of the period, and his unceasing zeal both to protect Jews against persecution in Russia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, but also his enthusiasm, which surpassed his rabbinic Jewish contemporaries to see a return to the Promised Land. However his remit goes much further, he examines the role of the French Revolution and many crucial political influences in enabling and galvinising the movement.

He is not an uncritical supporter, though one senses a deep tacit admiration for Shaftesbury, warts and all. His last line summaries his attitude to Israel, Shaftesbury's 'greatest - and most problematic - legacy to the twenty-first century'.

However where Lewis excels above all else in his analysis of the motivation of Shaftesbury, Palmerston, Aberdeen, Frederick William IV, and other key players on the stage, including the war cabinet which supported the Balfour declaration, for which Christian Zionists prepared the path. He is well equipped to do this, given his other works, and often draws from remoter sources like the stance of the publishing houses, diaries or family connections to shed clearer light.

It may be fashionable to downplay and ignore religious motivations, but as he amply shows it is quite impossible to properly understand this period just as much as our own, without perceiving its overarching significance and priority to the public then and to many vital participants.
Fani
Dr. Lewis has given us a most excellent study of an important segment of Zionist history. I imagine there are many like me who are unaware of just how much England's Victorian era came to so strongly influence the Zionist cause. The evolving concern and heart for the Jewish people, blended with religious and political expediency, led eventually to the ability of the Zionists to establish the modern nation of Israel. Lord Shaftesbury and those around him were critical to this endeavor. Dr. Lewis manages to weave all of these historical multifaceted pieces together without any trace of bias. This was refreshing and I thoroughly enjoyed his book on all its levels.

P.S. The six reviewers before me have given super critiques of the book and I agree with them all.
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