King's Evangelical Divinity School

7 December 2019

Updated Church and Israel Bibliography

Here's a list of titles I consider useful for anyone interested in exploring the relationship between the Church and Israel/the Jewish people. I add new items from time to time son this bibliography will continue to grow.

Broadly Nonsupersessionist or Christian Zionist

Scott Bader-Saye, Church and Israel After Christendon: The Politics of Election (Eugene, Oregon: Wipe and Stock, 1999).

Colin Barnes, They Conspire Against Your People: The European Churches and the Holocaust (Broadstairs: King's Divinity Press, 2014).

Darrel L. Bock and Mitch Glaser, eds. Israel, the Church, and the Middle East: A Biblical Response to the Current Crisis (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Kregel Publications, 2018).

Darrel L. Bock and Mitch Glaser, eds. The People, The Land, and the Future of Israel (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Kregel Publications, 2014).

Ronald Diprose, Israel and the Church: The Origins and Effects of Replacement Theology (Waynesboro, Georgia: Authentic Media, 2004).

Barry Horner, Future Israel: Why Christian Anti-Judaism must be challenged (Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2007).

Gerald R. McDermott, ed. The New Christian Zionism: Fresh Perspectives on Israel and the Land (Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2016).

Calvin L. Smith, ed. The Jews, Modern Israel and the New Supercessionism: New Revised and Expanded Edition (Broadstairs: King's Divinity Press, 2013). 

R. Kendal Soulen, The God of Israel and Christian Theology (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1996).

David W. Torrance and George Taylor, eds. Israel, God’s Servant (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2007). 

Michael Vlach, Has the Church Replaced Israel? A Theological Evaluation (Nashville: Broadman and Holdman: 2010).

Paul Wilkinson, For Zion’s Sake: Christian Zionism and the Role of John Nelson Darby (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2007).

Critical of Christian Zionism and/or Israel

Naim Ateek and Michael Prior, eds. Holy Land, Hollow Jubilee: God, Justice and the Palestinians (London: Melisende, 1999).

Colin Chapman, Whose Promised Land? (Oxford: Lion, 1983, 2002).

Victoria Clark, Allies for Armageddon: The Rise of Christian Zionism (New Haven: Yale 2007).

Stephen Sizer,Christian Zionism: Road-map to Armageddon? (Leicester: InterVarsity Press, 2006). 

Timothy Weber, On the Road to Armageddon: How Evangelicals Became Israel's Best Friend (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker 2004).

Other Related Works (including Messianic Studies)

Darrell Bock and Mitch Glaser, eds. To the Jew First: The Case for Jewish Evangelism in Scripture and History (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 2008).

Jacques B. Doukhan, Israel and the Church: Two Voices for the Same God (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson, 2004).

Richard Harvey, Mapping Messianic Jewish Theology: A Constructive Approach (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2009).

Mark. S. Kinzer, Post-Missionary Messianic Judaism: Redefining Christian Engagement with the Jewish People (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Brazos Press, 2005).

David Rudolph and Joel Willitts, Introduction to Messianic Judaism: Its Ecclesial Context and Biblical Foundations (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2013).

Marvin R. Wilson, Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eermands, 1989).

Peter Ochs, Another Reformation: Postliberal Christianity and the Jews (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker/Brazos, 2011).

Historical Studies

(NB Most of the publications here draw upon historical material and insights. However, the items listed in this section focus primarily upon historical research rather than theological or political enquiry and opinion.)

Edward H. Flannery, The Anguish of the Jews (New York: Stimulus, 1999).

Donald M. Lewis, The Origins of Christian Zionism: Lord Shaftesbury and Evangelical Support for a Jewish Homeland (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).

Some Other Useful Titles

(eg exploring the historical Jewish presence in the land, Zionism and Mandate Period, Palestinian religion and politics)

Arnold Blumberg, Zion Before Zionism, 1838-1880 (Jerusalem: Devora, 2007).

Hillel Cohen, Army of Shadows (University of California Press, 2008).

Moshe Gil, A History of Palestine, 634-1099 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997).

Raphael Israel, Green Crescent Over Nazareth: The Displacement of Christians by Muslims in the Holy Land (London: Frank Cass, 2002).

Loren D. Lybarger, Identity and Religion in Palestine: The Struggle Between Islamism and Secularism in the Occupied Territories (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2007).

Ray A. Pritz, Nazarene Jewish Christianity: From the End of the New Testament Period Until Its Disappearance in the Fourth Century (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, Hebrew University, 1992).


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