This book contains an assessment of Christian Zionism, particularly in its post-holocaust appearance of sympathetic Israel-fascination. Misguided by an extremely literalist approach of Scripture Christian Zionism has given today’s physical and ethnical Israel a key role in the history and the order of salvation. Consequently Christian Zionist theology has decentralized Christ and decreased his uniqueness, thus undermining the Church’s foundation and its universal mission among Jews and Gentiles. Moreover, it has distorted Christian-Jewish relationships, and it has failed to find a safe sailing route between the dangerous cliffs of antisemitism and philosemitism, despite its claim of combating the former. [from the publisher]
A very thorough review of the origins, development, and susequent effects of Christian Zionism.