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Evangelicalism in the Interspaces : The Construction of Judeo-Christian Identity in a Messianic Community in Jerusalem

ENGBERG, ARON LU (2012) Religion in the Interspace In Swedish Missiological Themes 100(3). p.263-263
Abstract
This paper is based on ethnographic field work in an evangelical/Messianic community in contemporary Jerusalem. In the paper I interpret the pro-Israeli strand of Evangelicalism’s fascination with Judaica and Jewish ritual in relation to the movement’s location in a temporal-spatial interspace. I argue that the Christian Zionist impulse to experiment with Jewish tradition needs to be understood as an attempt to navigate the religious interspaces which are formed by its strong identification with the Jewish people and the State of Israel, its integration of the national movement of Zionism into a specific Protestant eschatology and its concrete presence in the context of Israeli society.
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Messianic Judaism, Christian Zionism, Evangelicalism, Interspace, Syncretism, Yeshua Believers, Jerusalem, Ethnography
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Swedish Missiological Themes
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100
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3
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281 pages
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Swedish Institute of Mission Research
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Religion in the Interspace
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0346-217X
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English
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  abstract     = {This paper is based on ethnographic field work in an evangelical/Messianic community in contemporary Jerusalem. In the paper I interpret the pro-Israeli strand of Evangelicalism’s fascination with Judaica and Jewish ritual in relation to the movement’s location in a temporal-spatial interspace. I argue that the Christian Zionist impulse to experiment with Jewish tradition needs to be understood as an attempt to navigate the religious interspaces which are formed by its strong identification with the Jewish people and the State of Israel, its integration of the national movement of Zionism into a specific Protestant eschatology and its concrete presence in the context of Israeli society.},
  author       = {ENGBERG, ARON},
  issn         = {0346-217X},
  keyword      = {Messianic Judaism,Christian Zionism,Evangelicalism,Interspace,Syncretism,Yeshua Believers,Jerusalem,Ethnography},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {263--263},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0x8022748)},
  series       = {Swedish Missiological Themes},
  title        = {Evangelicalism in the Interspaces : The Construction of Judeo-Christian Identity in a Messianic Community in Jerusalem},
  volume       = {100},
  year         = {2012},
}