Christian Zionism And English National Identity, 1600-1850

June 15, 2018|
Christian Zionism And English National Identity, 1600-1850 by Andrew Crome
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This book explores why English Christians, from the early modern period onwards, believed that their nation had a special mission to restore the Jews to Palestine. It examines English support for Jewish restoration from the Whitehall Conference in 1655 through to public debates on the Jerusalem Bishopric in 1841. Rather than claiming to replace Israel as God''s "elect nation", England was "chosen" to have a special, but inferior, relationship with the Jews. Believing that God "blessed those who bless" the Jewish people, this national role allowed England to atone for ill-treatment of Jews, read the confusing pathways of providence, and guarantee the nation''s survival until Christ''s return. This book analyses this mode of national identity construction and its implications for understanding Christian views of Jews, the self, and "the other". It offers a new understanding of national election, and of the relationship between apocalyptic prophecy and political action.       

Andrew Crome is Lecturer in Early Modern History at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is author ofThe Restoration of the Jews(2014) and editor ofProphecy and Eschatology in the Transatlantic World(2016). He also writes on religion, contemporary popular culture, and fandom, and is co-editor ofReligion and Doctor...
Title:Christian Zionism And English National Identity, 1600-1850
Product dimensions:305 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:305 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 in
Published:June 15, 2018
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319771939

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