Praying for the Peace of Jerusalem?: Christian Zionism, Violence and Peace in the Middle East
Dr. Elizabeth Phillips
7:30, Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The Department of Religion presents this public lecture on a phenomenon that is not widely known or understood: American Evangelical congregations who actively support Israeli settlements in the occupied territories. Dr. Phillips will present her fascinating and timely ethnographic and theological research among both an American congregation and life in the West Bank. This talk will be of interest to anyone desiring to learn more about the relationship between religion and politics in our world in general and, in particular, how theological convictions about the end-times give rise to divergent political ideas and action.
Elizabeth Phillips is Tutor in Theology and Ethics at Westcott House, Cambridge and is Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge.
This event is supported by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence