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A Story of a Story - The Grand Narrative of Christian Zionism, Its Formation and Cultural Embeddedness

Publiceringsår: 2011
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 1-16
Dokumenttyp: Konferensbidrag


The aim of the present paper is to picture a background for my research project, in which, I deal with life stories of Christian volunteer workers in Jerusalem. My aim is to investigate the identification with Israel that,
in my view, is defining contemporary Christian Zionism. By employing a life story interviewing methodology I hope to capture elements of the Christian Zionist grand narrative and the interplay between this grand story and personal biographies. By doing so, I hope to be able to discuss individual identity formation in relationship to religious grand narratives; how religious stories like Christian Zionism shape personal identity and individual faith. In the present paper I engage two questions crucial for my research project: (i) How was the Christian story of the Jewish return formed?, and, (ii) how did this story become culturally embedded in North American culture, particularly in North American Evangelicalism?



  • Religious Studies
  • Apocalypticism
  • Christian Zionism
  • Cultural Embeddedness
  • Dispensationalism
  • Eschatology
  • Evangelicalism
  • John Nelson Darby
  • Life Story
  • Narrative
  • Puritanism
  • Zionism


Challenging Mission Studies: Crossing Borders in Academia, Nordic Institute for Missiological and Ecumenical Research
Åkersberga, Höör, Sweden

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