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Introduction PART I. THE WILDERNESS AND THE EAGLE Chapter 1. All Israel Shall Be Saved: The Calling of the Jews and the Errand into the Wilderness Chapter 2. On Eagles' Wings: Jewish Restoration and the American Republic PART II. AMERICAN CYRUS Chapter 3. Gather Yourselves Together: From Restorationism to Zionism Chapter 4. I Will Not Utterly Destroy the House of Jacob: Liberal Protestantism and the Partition of Palestine PART III. GOD'S COUNTRY Chapter 5. The God of the Armies of Israel: Zionism and Judeo-Christian Civilization Chapter 6. I Will Bless Those Who Bless You: Zionism and the Christian Right Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index Acknowledgments
Samuel Goldman teaches political science and is Executive Director of the Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom at the George Washington University. He is also literary editor of Modern Age.
"This study of the history of pro- and anti-Israel ideas among American Christians from the Colonial period to the present day challenges the stereotypes that often distort discussions of Christian Zionism and offers useful observations about one of the most important political forces in American life."-Foreign Affairs "Goldman's book could not be more timely. If you want to understand how the Christian right, once known as anti-Semitic, can now be pro-Zionist, this is the book for you."-Alan Wolfe, Boston College "Drawing from an extensive body of literature that spans several disciplines, Samuel Goldman's God's Country describes the religious and political phenomenon of American Christian Zionism in ways that are accessible to scholars, students, and general readers alike. The book is the best overview we have of this complex and timely topic."-Michael Lienesch, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "Significant and surprising. . . . [God's Country] not only traces the 200 years of scriptural interpretation and evangelical exhortation connecting Adams and Pence but also delves into 200 years of prior British Protestantism that shaped the outlook of the Revolutionary generation."-Commentary "A serious and substantial contribution to U.S. intellectual history. Samuel Goldman's careful reading of the relationship between American Protestants and a biblically grounded Zionism not only provides expert understanding of the deeply religious foundation of American Exceptionalism but also forces a reconsideration of the intellectual terrain."-Raymond Haberski, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis "God's Country tracks four centuries of a Bible-reading people's thoughts about the people of the Bible. Samuel Goldman tells a fascinating, surprising story."-Richard Brookhiser, author of Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln