Traces the chrological development of Christian efforts to establish a nation for Jews. Emphasizes the relationship between these Christians and the Zionist movement. Topics discussed include: a brief definition of Christian Zionism and various motives for favoring a Jewish State; the history of three strands of Christian support) Evangelical, liberal Protestant and Catholic; the last two centuries of Christian support in England and the U.S., and the origins of the Zionist movement. Concludes with an analysis emphasizing a need for widespread Christian support without hidden motives.
Lawrence J. Epstein is Associate Professor and Assistant Head of the Department of English at Suffolk County Community College in Selden, New York.