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Uneasy Allies?


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Chapter 1 Is America Christian? Religion in America at the turn of the Twentieth Century Chapter 2 Evangelical Protestants and Jews: A View from the Polls Chapter 3 How Wide is the Social Distance between Jews and Evangelicals? Chapter 4 The Organized Jewish Community and Evangelical America: A Brief History Chapter 5 "Luckier than Moses:" The Future of the Jewish-Evangelical Alliance Chapter 6 On the Road: The Jewish Community Relations Encounter with Evangelical Christians Chapter 7 Evangelical Ironies: Theology, Politics, and Israel Chapter 8 Evangelicals and Israel Chapter 9 Jews and Evangelicals - Between Prophecy and Mitzvot Chapter 10 American Jews and Evangelical Christians: Anatomy of a Changing Relationship Chapter 11 Last Things: The Future of Jews and Evangelicals in American Public Life Chapter 12 Notes for a Jewish-Evangelical Conversation Chapter 13 What Makes Evangelical and Jewish Relations Uneasy?

About the Author

Alan Mittleman is director of the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies and professor of Jewish philosophy at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Byron R. Johnson is professor of sociology and codirector of the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University. Nancy Isserman is the associate director of the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at Temple University.


Even though we do need the question mark, the title of this important book gets it right: Evangelicals and Jews are allies, but we have typically been uneasy in each other's presence. By sorting out the facts, clearing up the misunderstandings, and laying bare the real differences, the authors of these essays make a major contribution toward diminishing the uneasiness and thereby strengthening the alliance. -- Richard J. Mouw, Fuller Theological Seminary Recommended. CHOICE The collection contains some particularly valuable chapters... The contributors should be commended for their in-depth analysis of the differences between fundamentalists, evangelicals, and liberal mainline Protestants... The volume's editors and contributors provide a balanced, nuanced analysis that in general avoids political advocacy... This balance of perspectives, the lack of polemics, and the breadth of analysis make Uneasy Allies? an extraordinary useful book. American Jewish History At last! A collection of essays on Evangelical-Jewish relations that features sound scholarship from diverse viewpoints, while eschewing polemics and advocacy. An excellent starting point for anyone seeking to understand how Evangelical-Jewish relations have changed in recent years, and what those changes mean. -- Jonathan D. Sarna, Brandeis University

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