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Christ at the Checkpoint

Theology in the Service of Justice and Peace
  • By Paul Alexander
Synopsis: What does the evangelical church in Palestine think about the land, the end times, the Holocaust, peace in the Middle East, loving enemies, Christian Zionism, the State of Israel, and the possibilities of a Palestinian state? For the first time ever, Palestinian evangelicals along with evangelicals from the United States and Europe have converged to explore these and other crucial topics. Although Jews, Muslims, and Christians from a variety of traditions have participated in discussions and work regarding Israel and Palestine, this book presents theological, biblical, and political perspectives and arguments from Palestinian evangelicals who are praying, hoping, and working for a just peace for both Israelis and Palestinians. Endorsements: "Few international issues are more urgent than a just settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And few issues divide evangelicals so severely. This is an important book where key evangelical scholars with differing views dialogue respectfully and carefully about central disagreements. The result clarifies difficult, complex issues and points the way toward a just solution." --Ronald J. Sider Professor of Theology, Palmer Theological Seminary, Eastern University President, Evangelicals for Social Action Author Biography: Paul Alexander is Professor of Christian Ethics and Public Policy at Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University and Director of Public Policy at Evangelicals for Social Action in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. His books include Peace to War: Shifting Allegiances in the Assemblies of God (2009) and Pentecostals and Peacemaking: Heritage, Theology, and the 21st Century (forthcoming, 2012).

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781610972307
    • Manufacturer: Pickwick Pubn
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781610972307
    • Publication Date: 02/01/2012
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Paul Alexander
    • Page Count: 202
    • Weight: 0.66 pounds
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