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An Unusual Relationship: Evangelical Christians and Jews

Yaakov Ariel


It is generally accepted that Jews and evangelical Christians have little in common. Yet special alliances developed between the two groups in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Evangelicals viewed Jews as both the rightful heirs of Israel and as a group who failed to recognize their true savior. Consequently, they set out to influence the course of Jewish life by attempting to evangelize Jews and to facilitate their return to Palestine. Their double-edged perception caused unprecedented political, cultural, and theological meeting points that have revolutionized Christian–Jewish relation ... More

Keywords: Jews, evangelical Christians, Israel, Jewish life, Palestine, Christian–Jewish relationships, Arab Christians, Middle Eastern politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814770689
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814770689.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yaakov Ariel, author