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The Origins of Christian Zionism: Lord Shaftesbury and Evangelical Support for a Jewish Homeland
In this study of Lord Shaftesbury Victorian England s greatest humanitarian and most prominent Christian Zionist Donald M. Lewis examines why British evangelicals became fascinated with the Jews and how they promoted a teaching of esteem that countered a teaching of contempt. Evangelicals militated for the restoration of Jews to Palestine by lobbying the British cabinet on ...more
Hardcover, 365 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Cambridge University Press
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[EDITED] I had my reservations about Lewis. I had never read him, but did notice that he was a professor at Regent college, which I had (incorrectly) assumed was the Regent associated with Pat Robertson (it's not--Lewis is at the Regent in BC). My prejudgment was seriously flawed. He's an excellent historian and this work is really a fine piece of history on the topic. Not to mention fascinating. Highly recommended, especially if you are interested in British history.
Donald M. Lewis is an historian specializing in the study of Evangelical Christianity. He holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford and currently is professor of Church History at Regent College, a graduate school of Christian Studies affiliated with the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada. His first book Lighten Their Darkness: the Evangelical Mission to Working-Class ...moreMore about Donald M. Lewis...