Widely respected theologian Gerald McDermott has spent two decades
investigating the meaning of Israel and Judaism. What he has learned has
required him to rethink many of his previous assumptions.
Israel Matters addresses the perennially important issue of the
relationship between Christianity and the people and land of Israel, offering a
unique and compelling 'third way' between typical approaches and
correcting common misunderstandings along the way. This book challenges the
widespread Christian assumption that since Jesus came to earth, Jews are no
longer special to God as a people, and the land of Israel is no longer
theologically significant. It traces the author's journey from thinking
those things to discovering that the New Testament authors believed the
opposite of both. It also shows that contrary to what many Christians believe,
the church is not the new Israel, and both the people and the land of Israel
are important to God and the future of redemption.
McDermott offers an accessible but robust defense of a 'New
Christian Zionism' for pastors and laypeople interested in Israel and
Christian-Jewish relations. His approach will also spark a conversation among
theologians and biblical scholars.
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