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'A Fool for Christ' : Sense-Making and Negotiation of Identity in the Life Story of a Christian Soldier

ENGBERG, ARON LU (2014) Annual Conference of the American Academy of Religion p.33-59
Abstract
This chapter presents a narrative analysis of the life story of a Swedish Pentecostal who decided to join the Israeli Defense Forces out of his conviction that God wanted him to protect the chosen people. His story is treated as an example of lived Christian Zionism; as one of many manifestations that contemporary Christian affection for Israel can take. The analysis focuses on the central narrative pattern of calling-test of faith-confirmation, 'Jacob's' sense-making of his life choices, and the negotiation of his identity in relation to larger religious and cultural narratives.
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publication status
published
subject
keywords
Christian Zionism, Life Story, Narrative Identity, Evangelicalism, Israel, Dispensationalism
host publication
Comprehending Christian Zionism : Perspectives in Comparison - Perspectives in Comparison
editor
Gunner, Göran and Smith, Robert O.
pages
27 pages
publisher
Fortress Press
conference name
Annual Conference of the American Academy of Religion
conference location
San Francisco, United States
conference dates
2011-11-19 - 2012-11-22
external identifiers
  • scopus:84946896473
ISBN
9781451489644
9781451472264
language
English
LU publication?
yes
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7bfd0101-65d4-4be7-9d01-4bcdea9f1b72
date added to LUP
2016-09-29 11:05:35
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2021-09-22 03:29:18
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  author       = {ENGBERG, ARON},
  booktitle    = {Comprehending Christian Zionism : Perspectives in Comparison},
  editor       = {Gunner, Göran and Smith, Robert O.},
  isbn         = {9781451489644},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {33--59},
  publisher    = {Fortress Press},
  title        = {'A Fool for Christ' : Sense-Making and Negotiation of Identity in the Life Story of a Christian Soldier},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/files/13179725/Engberg_A_Fool_for_Christ_FINAL.pdf},
  year         = {2014},
}