Inhabiting the Land

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Thinking Theologically about the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

By:Alain Epp Weaver
Pages:148
Publisher:Cascade Books
Dimensions:127mm x 203mm
ISBN:9781498294300

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What does it mean to inhabit the land of Palestine and Israel justly? How should Christians understand the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? Alain Epp Weaver examines answers to these questions, paying particular attention to the theologies of sumud, or steadfastness, advanced by Palestinian Christian theologians, while also presenting other Christian, Jewish, and Muslim responses. Contextualizing these theologies within Palestinian and Israeli Jewish histories, Epp Weaver introduces readers to the intertwined histories of Zionism (as a movement to establish a Jewish state and renew Jewish life in the biblical land of Israel) and Palestinian nationalism. He also situates Palestinian Christian theologies within broader Christian conversations about election, God’s enduring covenant with the Jewish people, and Zionism. In the face of a politics of separation and dispossession, Epp Weaver contends, Palestinian Christian theologies testify to the possibility of a shared polity and geography for Palestinians and Israeli Jews not defined by walls, militarized fences, checkpoints, and roadblocks, but rather by mutuality and reconciliation.

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Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Pages

148

By

Alain Epp Weaver

Publisher

Cascade Books

Dimensions

127mm x 203mm

ISBN

9781498294300