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Allies for Armageddon: The Rise of Christian Zionism

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Millions of Christian Zionists in America believe that God requires them to offer Israel unconditional supportmoral, financial, political, and military

Guided by a literal reading of the prophetic sections of the Bible, Christian Zionists are convinced that the world is hurtling toward a final Battle of Armageddon. They believe that war in the Middle East is God’s will fo
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Hardcover, 344 pages
Published November 28th 2007 by Yale University Press
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Theodore Zachariades
Feb 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book written by a self-described British agnostic is a gem. I am a Christian and some years ago was an ardent defender of dispensational theology. The author is well versed in the history of Zionism both in terms of Christian Zionism which is so rampant in the USA today, and its earlier proto-type in England and other places. I enjoyed reading about the encounters that Clark had traversing various places to get insight into the movement among North American fundamentalist religious evengeli ...more
Daniel Hadley
Feb 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is a good chaser for Left Behind. It helped me understand the mentality, which sort of alarmed me.
Si Squires-Kasten
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Victoria Clark takes American Protestantism seriously enough to reveal its absurdities and pathologies before tracing its most devout believers to the very top of our politics. Even though this book is more than 10 years old, her understanding of the internet's potential to radicalize atomized subjects is prescient. Allies for Armageddon is also a valuable anti-capitalist text, as the shadowy American money which bankrolls the Israeli right wing despite international sanctions and the protests o ...more
Jeremy
Sep 08, 2011 rated it liked it
For some important American political and religious figures, the solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is remarkably simple; God gave the land of Israel to the Jews, from the Nile to the Euphrates. Thus, ethnically cleansing the West Bank and Gaza Strip of Palestinians should be seen as a reasonable compromise, since Israel would be giving up divine claims to the Sinai, Jordan, and parts of other countries that have sprung up in violation of God's will. As this new book by ...more
Elaine Nelson
Feb 05, 2009 rated it really liked it
Book is divided into two parts: the history of Christian Zionism from the Reformation in England to 1948, and a survey of modern American Christian Zionism.

For me, the first part was full of new information, weird twists of history, strange characters (a Venn diagram of this book & Eating the Sun shows Joseph Priestly as the one person in the union!) over the history of both Britain & the US. The second half has some new, but much that's familiar to anyone who's been following this part of forei
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