Qty:1
  • List Price: $30.00
  • Save: $5.92 (20%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Usually ships within 1 to 3 weeks.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Ex-library book. May have typical labels and markings. Eligible for FREE Super Saving Shipping! Fast Amazon shipping plus a hassle free return policy mean your satisfaction is guaranteed! Good readable copy. Worn edges and covers and may have small creases. Otherwise item is in good condition.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Allies for Armageddon: The Rise of Christian Zionism Hardcover – November 28, 2007


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$24.08
$11.09 $0.70
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"

Frequently Bought Together

Allies for Armageddon: The Rise of Christian Zionism + Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism
Price for both: $51.42

One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; First Edition edition (November 28, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300116985
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300116984
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"An insightful and readable book on Christian Zionism. . . . [Clark] adds freshness to the story through her travels and interviews with the principals. . . . Recommended."—Choice
(Choice 2008-09-01)

About the Author

Victoria Clark, a freelance journalist and writer, contributes to the Daily Telegraph, the Independent, Prospect magazine, and The Tablet. She formerly was correspondent and Moscow bureau chief for the Observer (London). The most recent of her three books on religious history is Holy Fire: The Battle for Christ’s Tomb. She lives in London.


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
4
4 star
4
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 8 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By JPeter Scott-Hansen on March 8, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is really an amazing book--full of history and current relevancy of the origins of the fundamentalist Christian interpretations of the Bible, and their effects on political events from the 18th to the 21st centuries. The drive to "bless Israel" in order to receive the blessings of God, then to create the conditions for the the final battle of Armageddon and the Second Coming has brought about a number of contradictory and dangerous policies which may be monetarily helpful to the "State" of Israel, but longer term lay the foundation for its destruction. Clark hopefully is exaggerating to a degree how pervasive this eagerness for the Second Coming is among fundamentalist Christian sects (Christian Zionists) since she puts huge numbers to the believers in this course of events--not the least of these George W. Bush. This may be just another way to bash Bush and this partiality somewhat undercuts her credibility. The historical first half of the book, though, is well worth reading and understanding.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By William Podmore on September 23, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This fascinating book exposes the unpleasant ideology of Christian Zionism. Christian Zionists believe that the road to heaven on earth lies through a final battle of Armageddon in which all non-born-again Christians, and two-thirds of all Jews, will be killed. No wonder then that the Anglican clergyman Naim Ateek called Christian Zionism `the worst anti-Semitism one can imagine'.

We are all familiar with the tired old Zionist claim that all anti-Zionism is really anti-Semitism in disguise. The existence of Christian Zionism proves that there are anti-Semites who are pro-Zionist. There are of course also anti-Zionists who are anti-Semites. There are anti-Semites on both sides of the argument about Zionism.

Victoria Clark spent time with leading Christian Zionists and heard, with incredulity, what they say to their followers. They want war; they want the USA to "obliterate Syria" and they want Israel to "nuke Iran". They believe that these wars will hasten the desired day of the `rapture', the end-times when the tiny minority of true believers will be taken up to heaven and Christ will establish heaven on earth.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bookish on February 17, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Excellent book. Informative and reads well. Victoria Clark writes flowingly as a journalist and her investigative reporting is eye-opening.
Her well-researched thesis gave me powerful new insights into the role Christian Zionism, particularly the mainstream, non-fundamentalist variety, has played in the shaping of modern, Israeli and American Jewish Zionism.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By David W. Witter on February 10, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If you seek an explanation for why the world is in the mess it's in -- especially referring to U.S. foreign policy and our endless wars -- seek no further! This book traces Christian Zionism way back to its centuries-old roots and shows how its history is profoundly entangled with that of the U.S. and England -- and continues to be so today. This is a profoundly important book for anyone not yet crushed under the heel of political correctness. Yes, you can be opposed to the policies that grow out of Christian Zionism without being anti-Semitic, despite propaganda to the contrary.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?