Professor Contributes to New Book on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Judith Rood wrote a chapter in the recently released book, A Land Full of God

Jul. 21, 2017 By Jenna Loumagne

The new book A Land Full of God gives American Christians an opportunity to promote peace and justice in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Professor of history and middle eastern studies, Judith Rood, wrote a chapter in A Land Full of God, which released in May 2017.

The book includes brief, digestible, and comprehensive essays about the historical, political, religious, and geographical tensions that have led to many of the dynamics of the conflict today.

Rood’s chapter is built out of years of her research and teaching world history in the shadow of the Holocaust and tells her particular life story, written as a conversion testimony.

“Autobiography and the writing of history helps us to tell our story in the light of Christ, drawing us together, from the many into the one community that foreshadows the establishment of the Messianic kingdom,” said Rood. “By showing that we must understand that the Bible tells the story of the work of God among the nations, my chapter is meant to help the reader see that God has been working through the Arabs as well as the Jews in world history. In Him we can acknowledge one another.”

A Land Full of God walks readers through a biblical perspective of God's heart for Israel and the historic suffering of the Jewish people, while also remaining sensitive to the experience and suffering of Palestinians.

“The collection makes the calling of Christ even more clear to us in our present moment, as we have become more sensitized to the deep abysses between believers, as people and as communities,” said Rood.  

Other notable contributors to the book include pastor of Willow Creek Community Church Bill Hybels, theologian Darrell Bock, pastor of Quest Church Eugene Cho, former United States Secretary of State John Kerry, and Pope Francis. Purchase the book online.

Rood’s forthcoming book, tentatively titled “Between Promise and Fulfillment: A Theology of History,” will be published by Cascade and explores premillennial dispensationalism as a theology of history for those who want to understand God's work in world history.

Written by Jenna Loumagne, manager of media relations. For more information, contact Jenna at (562) 777-4061 or jenna.loumagne@biola.edu.

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