Description: Dear to the hearts of many Christians is the land of
the Bible, which today is convulsed by strife. Contradictory claims
about the past, present, and future of this land can bewilder us.
The essays in this volume invite Christians of every denomination
to share in perspectives that are solidly grounded in Scripture and
tradition, yet serve as alternatives to the currently prevailing
approaches. A Lutheran, two Roman Catholics, two Episcopalians (one
of whom is also a member of the American Baptist Church), an
Eastern Orthodox Christian, and a Congregational (United Church of
Christ) pastor explore the ramifications, for today's ongoing
crisis, of ancient Israel's Covenant, of the early church's
theological insights, and of the post-Reformation experiences of
various branches of Christianity. Endorsements: "Zionism is a topic
on which there is much confusion among Christians. Many Christians
have the impression they should be pro-Zionist in order to overcome
Christian anti-Semitism and give appropriate support to the State
of Israel. How Zionism is related to the Christian tradition is
poorly understood. Carole Monica Burnett has filled an important
lacuna with Zionism through Christian Lenses, covering topics such
as Zionism in Scripture, in ancient and modern Christianity, and in
Catholic social teaching." --Rosemary Radford Ruether, Professor of
Church History, Claremont School of Theology and Graduate
University "In the midst of the dilemma and crisis of the quest for
peace, each contributor uses his or her lens to analyze the problem
and offer helpful suggestions to promote a solution based on the
demands of international law, as well as a solution worthy of faith
in the God who loves all, cares for all people equally, and works
through us to include rather than exclude the other. . . . It is
time to listen to the voices of these insightful contributors."
--From the Foreword by Naim S. Ateek, Director, Sabeel Ecumenical
Liberation Theology Center, Jerusalem About the Contributor(s):
Carole Monica Burnett is the editor of the Fathers of the Church
series as well as the Fathers of the Church Mediaeval Continuation,
both published by the Catholic University of America Press, and
also teaches Latin and New Testament Greek as an adjunct faculty
member at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. The
author of book chapters and journal articles, she holds both the
MTS degree from Wesley Theological Seminary and the PhD (Early
Christian Studies) from the Catholic University of America.
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