Nearest East

American Millennialism and Mission to the Middle East

Hans-Lukas Kieser
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224 pages

How missionaries and evangelical politics influenced American government policy in the Middle East

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction 1 The United States and the Near East, circa 1800 2 A Quest for “Zion” and Peace on Earth: Mission to the Bible Lands 3 Dream and Trauma: Missionary America and Young Turkey, 1908-1923 4 Oil, Palestine-Israel, and Empire of the Good 5 American Steps and Shortcuts to “Zion” after 1967 Conclusion Notes Selected Bibliography Index

About the Author(s)

Hans-Lukas Kieser is Adjunct Professor (Privatdozent) for Modern History at the University of Zurich. He is editor of Turkey beyond Nationalism, a coeditor (with Dominik J. Schaller) of The Armenian Genocide and the Shoah and the author of Der verpasste Friede (The Squandered Peace).


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