The Chosen People

Author by : William Rowbottom
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The Covenant

Author by : Frederick Charles Danvers
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Our Race

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The Chosen Peoples

Author by : Todd Gitlin
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Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : Americans and Israelis have often thought that their nations were chosen, in perpetuity, to do God’s work. This belief in divine election is a potent, living force, one that has guided and shaped both peoples and nations throughout their history and continues to do so to this day. Through great adversity and despite serious challenges, Americans and Jews, leaders and followers, have repeatedly faced the world fortified by a sense that their nation has a providential destiny. As Todd Gitlin and Liel Leibovitz argue in this original and provocative book, what unites the two allies in a “special friendship” is less common strategic interests than this deep-seated and lasting theological belief that they were chosen by God. The United States and Israel each has understood itself as a nation placed on earth to deliver a singular message of enlightenment to a benighted world. Each has stumbled through history wrestling with this strange concept of chosenness, trying both to grasp the meaning of divine election and to bear the burden it placed them under. It was this idea that provided an indispensable justification when the Americans made a revolution against Britain, went to war with and expelled the Indians, expanded westward, built an overseas empire, and most recently waged war in Iraq. The equivalent idea gave rise to the Jewish people in the first place, sustained them in exodus and exile, and later animated the Zionist movement, inspiring the Israelis to vanquish their enemies and conquer the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Everywhere you look in American and Israeli history, the idea of chosenness is there. The Chosen Peoples delivers a bold new take on both nations’ histories. It shows how deeply the idea of chosenness has affected not only their enthusiasts but also their antagonists. It digs deeply beneath the superficialities of headlines, the details of negotiations, the excuses and justifications that keep cropping up for both nations’ successes and failures. It shows how deeply ingrained is the idea of a chosen people in both nations’ histories—and yet how complicated that idea really is. And it offers interpretations of chosenness that both nations dearly need in confronting their present-day quandaries. Weaving together history, theology, and politics, The Chosen Peoples vividly retells the dramatic story of two nations bound together by a wild and sacred idea, takes unorthodox perspectives on some of our time’s most searing conflicts, and offers an unexpected conclusion: only by taking the idea of chosenness seriously, wrestling with its meaning, and assuming its responsibilities can both nations thrive.


The Chosen People

Author by : John Allegro
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Publisher by : Andrews UK Limited
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Description : The Chosen People tells the history of the Jews from the conquest of Jersualem by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon in 587 B.C.E. to the Second Jewish Revolt of C.E. 132. John Allegro bases his account on traditional texts — books of the Old Testament, Josephus, Philo Judaeus, Dio Cassius, and others — and sets out the complicated parade of plots, counter-plots, betrayals, and insurrections in a brisk and highly readable sequence. His main theme is how the conception of the Jewish nation as a divinely chosen race was planted as a political ambition among the exiled Jews. Bringing together old customs and stories, the idea was fired by the longing of the Babylonian Jews for their traditional homeland. Many of them grew prosperous outside Palestine, and their wealthy communities manipulated the wish for identity in the idea of an exclusive Judaism embodied as a political state and fighting for autonomy against local and imperial neighbors — more dream than fact. The author writes that “When the ‘new Judaism’ came to be hammered out after the return from captivity, it was around these ancient customs and a historicized mythology that it was fashioned.” The religion was devised not, as popularly presented, by gift of the desert god Yahweh who had manifested himself in opposition to the Canaanite fertility god Baal but by reinterpreting the Sumerian idea of a life-giving god over many generations. For there was no fundamental opposition — the god-names originally meant the same. This second edition features a new introduction by James M. Donovan.


Christian Zionism And English National Identity 1600 1850

Author by : Andrew Crome
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : 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.


Evangelizing The Chosen People

Author by : Yaakov Ariel
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Publisher by : Univ of North Carolina Press
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Description : With this book, Yaakov Ariel offers the first comprehensive history of Protestant evangelization of Jews in America to the present day. Based on unprecedented research in missionary archives as well as Jewish writings, the book analyzes the theology and activities of both the missions and the converts and describes the reactions of the Jewish community, which in turn helped to shape the evangelical activity directed toward it. Ariel delineates three successive waves of evangelism, the first directed toward poor Jewish immigrants, the second toward American-born Jews trying to assimilate, and the third toward Jewish baby boomers influenced by the counterculture of the Vietnam War era. After World War II, the missionary impulse became almost exclusively the realm of conservative evangelicals, as the more liberal segments of American Christianity took the path of interfaith dialogue. As Ariel shows, these missionary efforts have profoundly influenced Christian-Jewish relations. Jews have seen the missionary movement as a continuation of attempts to delegitimize Judaism and to do away with Jews through assimilation or annihilation. But to conservative evangelical Christians, who support the State of Israel, evangelizing Jews is a manifestation of goodwill toward them.


The Tablet

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Description : The international Catholic weekly.


Chosen Peoples

Author by : Israel Zangwill
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Publisher by : Read Books Ltd
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Description : First published in 1910, “Chosen Peoples” is a treatise by British author Israel Zangwill that explores the idea of the Jews as “chosen people”, exploring its origins, meaning, problems, criticisms, historical importance, and much more in a fascinating and in-depth study of the subject. Israel Zangwill (1864–1926) was a leading figure in cultural Zionism during the 19th century, as well as close friend of father of modern political Zionism, Theodor Herzl. In later life, he renounced the seeking of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. A notable portion of Zangwill's work concentrated on ghetto life and earned him the nickname "the Dickens of the Ghetto". This vintage book will appeal to those with an interest in Judaism and Zionism, and it would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. This classic work is being republished now in a new edition complete with an introductory chapter from “English Humourists of To-Day” by J. A. Hammerton.


Baptist Union Documents 1948 1977

Author by : Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland
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American Issues

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The Huntington Library Quarterly

Author by : Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery
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The Roots Of Nationalism

Author by : Johannes Jacobus Degenaar
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The Almanac Of American History

Author by : Arthur Meier Schlesinger (Jr.)
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Publisher by : New York : Putnam
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Yakov Azriel Davidson

Author by : Yakov Azriel Davidson
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Publisher by : Jewish
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Free Palestine

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The Geneva Bible

Author by : Gerald T. Sheppard
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Publisher by : New York : Pilgrim Press
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Description : A Pilgrim Classic Commentary. The most popular translation of Shakespeare's time, the Geneva Bible arrived on the Mayflower and was the biblical text used by early American colonists. Accompanied by modern scholarly essays.


Destiny Quarterly Review

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Blacks And Jews News

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Christian Suffering

Author by : R. B. Thieme
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Publisher by : R.B. Thieme Bible Ministries
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Living Securely With Insecurity

Author by : William Maestri
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Publisher by : Our Sunday Visitor
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Women S Work In New England 1620 1920

Author by : Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife
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South Africa In The Global Imaginary

Author by : Leon De Kock
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Publisher by : Brill Academic Pub
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Description : This award-winning collection of essays about culture and identity was written from the perspective of post-apartheid South Africa. Voted best special issue of 2001 by the Council of Editors of Learned Journal.