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The Fervent Embrace: Liberal Protestants, Evangelicals, and Israel

Caitlin Carenen


When Israel declared its independence in 1948, Harry Truman issued a memo recognizing the Israeli government within eleven minutes. Today, the United States and Israel continue on as partners in an at times controversial alliance—an alliance, many argue, that is powerfully influenced by the Christian Right. This book chronicles the American Christian relationship with Israel, tracing first mainline Protestant and then evangelical support for Zionism. In the aftermath of the Holocaust, American liberal Protestants argued that America had a moral humanitarian duty to support Israel. Christian an ... More

Keywords: Israel, Christian Right, American Christianity, Zionism, Holocaust, American liberal Protestants, American Evangelicals, American Jews, Israelis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814741047
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814741047.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caitlin Carenen, author