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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Reading the Bible amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
2. God's Chosen People: Claim and Problem
3. Holy Land?
4. Zionism and Israel
Q&A with Walter Brueggemann
Glossary
Study Guide
Introduction to the Study Guide
Guidelines for Respectful Dialogue
Session 1: Introduction and Reading the Bible amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Session 2: God's Chosen People
Session 3: Holy Land?
Session 4: Zionism and Israel and Q&A with Walter Brueggemann
Additional QuestionsaEURO"Based on aEUROoeQ&A with Walter Brueggemann

About the Author

Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, he is the author of dozens of books, including Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now, Journey to the Common Good, and Chosen? Reading the Bible amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

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"I commend this book to all those struggling with these questions and all who are concerned for peace and Justice in the Land called Holy." aEURO"Dr. Mitri Raheb, President of Diyar Consortium and Dar al-Kalima University College in Bethleham, President of the Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, and Senior Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethleham, Palestine
"I commend this book to all those struggling with these questions and all who are concerned for peace and Justice in the Land called Holy." aEURO"Dr. Mitri Raheb, President of Diyar Consortium and Dar al-Kalima University College in Bethleham, President of the Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, and Senior Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethleham, Palestine
"This important volume could be a aEUROoegame changeraEURO for pastors, congregational study, denominational policy, the academy, religious journals, and hopefully elected officials who continue to fail the Palestinians, Israelis, and their own constituents with decades of misguided Middle East policies." aEURO"Rev. Dr. Don Wagner, National Program Director, Friends of Sabeel-North America.
"This important volume could be a aEUROoegame changeraEURO for pastors, congregational study, denominational policy, the academy, religious journals, and hopefully elected officials who continue to fail the Palestinians, Israelis, and their own constituents with decades of misguided Middle East policies." aEURO"Rev. Dr. Don Wagner, National Program Director, Friends of Sabeel-North America.
"It is an evenhanded effort to enable a fresh conversation among all of us who share his unequivocal commitment to the strength and security of Israel with an equal commitment to a viable, secure future for the Palestinian community." - Rev. Vernon S. Broyles, III, Representative for Public Witness, Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
"It is an evenhanded effort to enable a fresh conversation among all of us who share his unequivocal commitment to the strength and security of Israel with an equal commitment to a viable, secure future for the Palestinian community." - Rev. Vernon S. Broyles, III, Representative for Public Witness, Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
"Walter Brueggemann has done a great service to the Jewish people and to all who rely on the Hebrew Bible as a guide to life by demonstrating in this book that there is no straight line between these ancient holy texts and the oppression of the Palestinian people by an expansionist Zionist government in modern Israel. ? aEURO" Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun magazine: A Quarterly Jewish and Interfaith Critique of Politics, Culture and Society, chair of the Network of Spiritual Progressives, and author of Jewish Renewal: A Path to Healing and Transformation and Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy for Middle East Peace
"Walter Brueggemann has done a great service to the Jewish people and to all who rely on the Hebrew Bible as a guide to life by demonstrating in this book that there is no straight line between these ancient holy texts and the oppression of the Palestinian people by an expansionist Zionist government in modern Israel. ? aEURO" Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun magazine: A Quarterly Jewish and Interfaith Critique of Politics, Culture and Society, chair of the Network of Spiritual Progressives, and author of Jewish Renewal: A Path to Healing and Transformation and Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy for Middle East Peace
"No matter what you think about who GodaEURO (TM)s chosen people are, Professor Brueggemann is clear and starkly honest in his assessment of the untenable nature of the modern State of IsraelaEURO (TM)s treatment of the Palestinians...This book is a welcome refocusing of a faith lens that has been too often used in the pastaEURO"especially in the context of the Israelis and PalestiniansaEURO"to exclude and appropriate, rather than include and edify." aEURO"Dr. Peter Makari, Executive for the Middle East and Europe, Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and author of Conflict and Cooperation: Christian-Muslim Relations in Contemporary Egypt.
"No matter what you think about who GodaEURO (TM)s chosen people are, Professor Brueggemann is clear and starkly honest in his assessment of the untenable nature of the modern State of IsraelaEURO (TM)s treatment of the Palestinians...This book is a welcome refocusing of a faith lens that has been too often used in the pastaEURO"especially in the context of the Israelis and PalestiniansaEURO"to exclude and appropriate, rather than include and edify." aEURO"Dr. Peter Makari, Executive for the Middle East and Europe, Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and author of Conflict and Cooperation: Christian-Muslim Relations in Contemporary Egypt.

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