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Whose Land? Whose Promise?

Gary M Burge

Whose Land? Whose Promise?

Gary M Burge

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What Christians Are Not Being Told about Israel and the Palestinians

Synopsis: WHOSE LAND? WHOSE PROMISE? is a passionate and personal set of reflections about the crisis in the Middle East, born out of personal experience, historical and theological study. Untold and heartbreaking stories from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are combined with the insights of a biblical scholar with a passion for justice.

Description: 'Since 1948, 531 Arab villages have been either destroyed by bulldozers or occupied by Israeli residents despite U.N. resolutions calling for the rightful return of these homes and lands to their Arab owners. . . .As an evangelical I have a theological interest in Israel's history and future. As a Christian I recognize the ancestral connection between Jews today and Abraham, Moses and David. And yet I am confused and troubled when I try to interpret the meaning of this small country and I learn about one more village story, one more set of keys to a lost home, one more house being bulldozed, and more refugees being pushed away from their homeland.'

Whose Land? Whose Promise? is a passionate and personal set of reflections about the crisis in the Middle East, born out of personal experience, historical and theological study. Untold and heartbreaking stories from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are combined with the insights of a biblical scholar with a passion for justice. Burge wrestles with questions such as:

* How do I embrace my commitment to Judaism, a commitment to which I am bound by the Bible, when I sense in my deepest being that there is a profound injustice about Israel?
* How do I celebrate the birth of this nation Israel when I also mourn the suffering of Arab Christians who are equally my brothers and sisters in Christ?
* How do I love those Palestinian Muslims who are deeply misunderstood by all parties in this conflict?

This book is a powerful, prophetic call for justice that all Christians with an interest in the Middle East ought to ponder carefully.

'Tough questions with robust responses, Professor Burge combines in a unique way both the honesty of someone struggling with the realities of Israel today and the discipline of a New Testament academic committed to responding in the light of Scripture. The Land's problems and its people, scripture and its message - all come vividly to life in this provocative book. A powerful story and a passionate argument.' - Peter Walker, lecturer in New Testament at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.

'Christians must love modern Israel the way Isaiah and Amos loved their people and their land, passionately arguing for national righteousness and weeping over injustice and moral decay. Whose Land? Whose Promise? is an excellent introduction to the complications of geography, history, and geopolitics that have wounded and weakened both Israelis and Palestinians. But above all this book challenges us to love - and to love concretely.' - David Neff, editor, Christianity Today.


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About "Whose Land? Whose Promise?"

What Christians Are Not Being Told about Israel and the Palestinians

Synopsis: WHOSE LAND? WHOSE PROMISE? is a passionate and personal set of reflections about the crisis in the Middle East, born out of personal experience, historical and theological study. Untold and heartbreaking stories from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are combined with the insights of a biblical scholar with a passion for justice.

Description: 'Since 1948, 531 Arab villages have been either destroyed by bulldozers or occupied by Israeli residents despite U.N. resolutions calling for the rightful return of these homes and lands to their Arab owners. . . .As an evangelical I have a theological interest in Israel's history and future. As a Christian I recognize the ancestral connection between Jews today and Abraham, Moses and David. And yet I am confused and troubled when I try to interpret the meaning of this small country and I learn about one more village story, one more set of keys to a lost home, one more house being bulldozed, and more refugees being pushed away from their homeland.'

Whose Land? Whose Promise? is a passionate and personal set of reflections about the crisis in the Middle East, born out of personal experience, historical and theological study. Untold and heartbreaking stories from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are combined with the insights of a biblical scholar with a passion for justice. Burge wrestles with questions such as:

* How do I embrace my commitment to Judaism, a commitment to which I am bound by the Bible, when I sense in my deepest being that there is a profound injustice about Israel?
* How do I celebrate the birth of this nation Israel when I also mourn the suffering of Arab Christians who are equally my brothers and sisters in Christ?
* How do I love those Palestinian Muslims who are deeply misunderstood by all parties in this conflict?

This book is a powerful, prophetic call for justice that all Christians with an interest in the Middle East ought to ponder carefully.

'Tough questions with robust responses, Professor Burge combines in a unique way both the honesty of someone struggling with the realities of Israel today and the discipline of a New Testament academic committed to responding in the light of Scripture. The Land's problems and its people, scripture and its message - all come vividly to life in this provocative book. A powerful story and a passionate argument.' - Peter Walker, lecturer in New Testament at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.

'Christians must love modern Israel the way Isaiah and Amos loved their people and their land, passionately arguing for national righteousness and weeping over injustice and moral decay. Whose Land? Whose Promise? is an excellent introduction to the complications of geography, history, and geopolitics that have wounded and weakened both Israelis and Palestinians. But above all this book challenges us to love - and to love concretely.' - David Neff, editor, Christianity Today.

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Meet the Author

Gary M Burge

Gary M. Burge (Ph.D., King's College, Aberdeen University) has been Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College since 1992. He has a longstanding interest with the literature of John and Palestine (including Evangelical involvement with it).

His publications evidence this The New Testament in Antiquity; Whose Land? Whose Promise? What Christians are not being told about Israel and the Palestinians; Commentary on the Gospel of John (The NIV Application Commentary); Commentary on the Johannine Epistles. (The NIV Application Commentary), Interpreting the Gospel of John (Guides to New Testament Exegesis) and The Anointed Community. The Holy Spirit in the Johannine Tradition. Most recently he has launched a multivolume series Ancient Context, Ancient Faith with the first two volumes The Bible and the Land and Jesus, the Middle-Eastern Storyteller:
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Table Of Contents

  • Preface 1. The Dilemma Of Israel/palestine For Christians Part One: The Background To The Problem 2. Knowing The Land 3. Knowing The History Of The Land Part Two: The Old Testament And The Land 4. The Land Promises Of Abraham 5. The Nation Of Israel 6. The Prophets And The Land 7. Jerusalem 8. Modern Israel In The Land Part Three: The New Testament And The Land 9. Jesus And The Early Christians 10. The Palestinian Church 11. Living Stones In The Land 12. Evangelicals And The Land 13. Where Do We Go From Here?

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  • Catalogue Code 198522
  • Product Code 1842272322
  • EAN 9781842272329
  • Pages 304
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category World Events
  • Publisher Paternoster Press
  • Publication Date Jun 2003
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
  • Weight 0.673kg

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