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Whose Promised Land?: The Continuing Crisis Over Israel and Palestine

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Two peoples, Jews and Palestinian Arabs, lay claim to the same piece of land. But who does it really belong to? Scripture, history, and contemporary politics add to the volatile conflict in the Middle East. Whose Promised Land?, now in a fully revised and updated fifth edition, provides an evenhanded approach to this complex dilemma.
The book begins with the history of th
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Baker Books (first published June 1st 1983)
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Charles
Oct 06, 2007 Charles rated it did not like it
Colin Chapman's book is sprinkled with quotes from both 'sides', warns of the danger of older forms of anti-Semitism and focuses on some of the hardships Jews have suffered. It urges caution in forming judgement and maintains an appearance of objectivity and balance, including an interesting, if ironic, quote from Edward Said on the need for intellectual honesty.

However the foundation of his section examining the justice of the dispute is a favourable citation of Naeem Ateek, who himself part j
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Jim Hudson
Mar 21, 2017 Jim Hudson rated it really liked it
Shelves: israel-palestine
The first book I read, after Father Elias Chacour's Blood Brothers, to open my eyes to the real story of Israel-Palestine. The well funded, well promoted false Zionist narrative of "a people without a land for a land without a people" is countered by a number of books including this one.
Stephen
Aug 20, 2014 Stephen rated it really liked it
Collin Chapman's Whose Promised Land delves into Israel Palestine, and shows its complexity. Note this book is written by a Christian and probably is written directly to other Christians. So two sections of this Book deal with the theology and scripture behind Zionism and what scripture has to say towards the conflict in Palestine. There is plenty in this book for everyone, but Chapman writes/thinks as a follower of Jesus in this book.

The 2nd edition of the book is broken into 5 main sections. T
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Clara Roberts
Aug 21, 2016 Clara Roberts rated it it was amazing
These two books were great books because they made me rethink my own biases and to look at scripture and history with fresh eyes. There were so many things that I had not given much thought to. I had just accepted what I had heard other people say. These books must be read from the concept that God is both Just and Righteous. Keeping in mind the character of God then it is evil to accept that it is right for people who have lived in a land for 1500 to 2000 years to have their vineyards, orchards ...more
Nathan Douthit
Mar 04, 2016 Nathan Douthit rated it really liked it
This book should be required reading along with "Competing Histories" for those interested in the Israeli Palestinian conflict from a Christian perspective. It is very worthwhile, even for those who disagree with the author, to wrestle with his arguments.
Cate
Jan 23, 2010 Cate rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
fascinating insight into the Israel/Palestine conflict, as well as interesting take on biblical interpretation and "end times" prophesy
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Aug 18, 2014 Mary rated it it was amazing
Balanced in-depth look at the Biblical and historical issues surrounding the current Israeli/Palestinian issues.
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A compressive history and analysis of the issues around the establishment of Israel and the subsequent Palestinian cause.
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