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**The Bible and the Palestine Israel Conflict
Edited By: Naim Ateek, Cedar Duaybis, & Tina Whitehead

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This book is a compilation of presentations and papers from the Sabeel 9th International Conference in Jerusalem. From sermons and Bible studies to presentations by international law experts, this conference addressed the many ways in which the Bible is used and abused in the Holy Land and in the context of the occupation of Palestine. While Sabeel believes that the solution to the conflict must be based on international law, the papers included in this volume reveal how the biblical concepts of justice and peace can be drawn upon for the achievement of a just and durable resolution.

**ZIONISM UNSETTLED:  A Congregational Study Guide (2014)
Published by the Israel/Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. 

What role have Zionism and Christian Zionism played in shaping attitudes and driving historical developments in the Middle East and around the world? How do Christians, Jews, and Muslims understand the competing claims to the land of Palestine and Israel? What steps can be taken to bring peace, reconciliation, and justice to the homeland that Palestinians and Israelis share?

Zionism Unsettled embraces these critical issues fearlessly and with inspiring scope. The booklet and companion DVD draw together compelling and diverse viewpoints from Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Israel, Palestine, the US, and around the globe. By contrasting mainstream perceptions with important alternative perspectives frequently ignored in the media, Zionism Unsettled is an invaluable guide to deeper understanding.


**Zionism and the Quest for Justice in the Holy Land (2014)
by Donald E. Wagner and Walter T. DAvis, editors

A critical examination of political Zionism, a topic often considered taboo in the West, is long overdue. Moreover, the discussion of Christian Zionism is usually confined to Evangelical and fundamentalist settings. The present volume will break the silence currently reigning in many religious, political, and academic circles and, in so doing, will provoke and inspire a new, challenging conversation on theological and ethical issues arising from various aspects of Zionism–a conversation that is vital to the quest for a just peace in Israel and Palestine. The eight authors offer a rich diversity of religious faith, academic research, and practical experience, as they represent all three Abrahamic faiths and five different Christian traditions.


Zionism Through Christian Lenses:  Ecumenical Perspectives on the Promised Land (2013)
Burnett, Carole Monica 

The essays in this volume invite Christians of every denomination to share perspectives that are solidly grounded in scripture and tradition, yet serve as alternatives to the currently prevailing approaches.  A Lutheran, two Roman Catholics, two Episcopalians, an Eastern Orthodox Christian, and a Congregational (United Church of Christ) pastor explore the ramifications, for today’s ongoing crisis, of ancient Israel’s Covenant, of the early church’s theological insights, and of the post-Reformation experiences of various branches of Christianity.

Jesus and the Land

Jesus and the Land:  The New Testament Challenge to “Holy Land” Theology (2010)
Burge, Gary M. 

This accessible volume describes first-century Jewish and Christian beliefs about the land of Israel and offers a full survey of New Testament passages that directly address the question of land and faith. Respected New Testament scholar Gary M. Burge examines present-day tensions surrounding “territorial religion” in the modern Middle East, helping contemporary Christians develop a Christian theology of the land and assess Bible-based claims in discussions of the Israeli-Palestinian struggle.

Christian Zionism: The Road to Armageddon (2005)
Sizer, Stephen 

Evangelicals are increasingly polarized over whether Christian Zionism is biblical and orthodox or unbiblical and cultic. In this book Stephen Sizer provides a thorough examination of the historical development, variant forms, theological emphases and political implications of Christian Zionism. His excellent and informative survey is interwoven with critical assessment that repudiates both nationalistic Zionism and anti-Semitism.

challengin christian zionism

Challenging Christian Zionism (2005)
by Naim Ateek, Cedar Duaybis and Maurien Tobin, editors

Christian Zionism is a modern theological and political movement that embraces the most extreme ideological positions of Zionism, thereby becoming detrimental to a just peace within Palestine and Israel.   The Christian Zionistprogramme provides a worldview where the Gospel is identified with the ideology of empire, colonialism, and militarism. In its extreme form, it places an emphasis on apocalyptic events leading to the end of history rather than living Christ’s love and justice today. We also repudiate the more insidious form of Christian Zionism pervasive in the mainline churches that remains silent in the face of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Therefore, we categorically reject Christian Zionist doctrines as a false teaching that undermines the biblical message of love, mercy, and justice.


Zionism and the State of Israel: A Moral Inquiry (1999)

Prior, Michael 
Examines the impact of the precepts of Zionism and the distortions of history in biblical texts, in particular with regard to the indigenous population, to justify modern ethnic cleansing.


Anxious for Armageddon: A Call to Partnership for Middle Eastern and Western Christians (1995)

Wagner, Donald E. and Elias Chacour