His Land and the Origins of the Jewish-Evangelical Israel Lobby

  title={His Land and the Origins of the Jewish-Evangelical Israel Lobby},
  author={Daniel Hummel},
  journal={Church History},
  pages={1119 - 1151}
The 1970 release of His Land, a religious documentary about Israel produced by Billy Graham's film studio, World Wide Pictures, took the evangelical world by storm. It was shown to hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of churchgoers and encapsulated the mix of prophecy beliefs and cultural arguments that cohered a decade later into the Christian Zionist movement—a major component of the religious right. Surprisingly, American evangelicals were not the only fans of His Land. American Jews… 


Biblical Interpretation and Middle East Policy: The Promised Land, America, and Israel, 1917-2002
Irvine Anderson's provocative argument - that fundamentalist interpretations of the Christian Bible have helped create a cultural predisposition that favors returning the Jewish people to the
American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism
The first comprehensive history of modern American evangelicalism to appear in a generation, "American" "Apocalypse" shows how a group of radical Protestants, anticipating the end of the world,
From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism
From Bible Belt to Sun Belt tells the dramatic and largely unknown story of "plain-folk" religious migrants: hardworking men and women from Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas who fled the Depression and
God's Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right
When the Christian Right burst onto the scene in the late 1970s, many political observers were shocked. But, God's Own Party demonstrates, they shouldn't have been. The Christian Right goes back much
Protestant--Catholic--Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology
"The most honored discussion of American religion in mid-twentieth century times is Will Herberg's "Protestant-Catholic-Jew." . . . [It] spoke precisely to the mid-century condition and speaks in
An Uneasy Relationship: American Jewish Leadership and Israel, 1948-1957
Set in the first decade of modern Israel's existence, this volume offers an insightful look at the changing relationship of American Jews and the reborn Jewish nation/state. It is the first in-depth
A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars
When Patrick Buchanan took the stage at the Republican National Convention in 1992 and proclaimed, "There is a religious war going on for the soul of our country," his audience knew what he was
Moral Minority: The Evangelical Left in an Age of Conservatism
In 1973, nearly a decade before the height of the Moral Majority, a group of progressive activists assembled in a Chicago YMCA to strategize about how to move the nation in a more evangelical
More Desired than Our Owne Salvation: The Roots of Christian Zionism
Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1 Blessing the Jew: The Traits of Contemporary American Christian Zionism Chapter 2 Supporting the Jew: Culture, Doctrine, and American Popular Opinion on the
Jimmy Carter, the Politics of Family, and the Rise of the Religious Right
As Jimmy Carter ascended to the presidency the heir apparent to Democratic liberalism, he touted his background as a born-again evangelical. Once in office, his faith indeed helped form policy on a