The Shifting Romance With Israel

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  • Copyright: 2012-03-20
  • Publisher: Destiny Image Pub
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Everyone interested in Israel and its relationships with religious groups in the United States will be enthralled with this thoroughly researched and thoughtfully presented examination of two world-changing movements. Shifting Romance with Israel is an intellectual discussion about the fraternal twin movements: Zionism and American Pentecostalism, birthed at the beginning of the 20th century. Both newborns, initially treated as weak and infantile in a religiously hostile world, had a basis of ideological support in three centuries of American myth and motif. The burgeoning Pentecostal movement of the early decades of the century had great difficulty persuading Christian contemporaries of the legitimacy of their unique doctrine. To assure the perpetuity of the Pentecostal movement, a Latter Rain ideology was created, which used the contemporary Zionist revival as corroborating evidence to restore Israel to Zion and the Church to its radical first-century apostolic essence. Full of credible research and biblically supported substance, the truths within will cause Jews and Christians alike to consider their spiritual relationship with Israel.

Author Biography

DR. Raymond L. Gannon has been involved in widespread Jewish evangelism, Messianic synagogue planting, and Bible college and seminary teaching ministries for over 40 years. He pioneered his first Messianic congregation in 1973 in Los Angeles and later pioneered and pastored Messianic congregations in New York. In 2003, he assumed the post of National Representative for Jewish Ministries with the Assemblies of God. He holds graduate degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 15
Prefacep. 17
Introductionp. 21
The Historical Sources for the Pentecostal Ideology of Israelp. 25
Fraternal Twin Infantsp. 55
Classical Pentecostalism's Romantic Ideology of Zionism (1918-1945)p. 75
Pentecostal Ideological Condemnation of Anti-Semitismp. 97
Pentecostalism's Ideology of Messianic Zionism (1946-1972)p. 115
Pentecostalism's Romantic Breakup with Israelp. 137
Epilogue: The Everlasting Bond Between Classical Pentecostalism and the Jewish Statep. 169
Glossaryp. 173
Endnotesp. 175
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