When God Talks Back and Christian Zionism: An Unholy Political Alliance?

How to ” Pretend God is Present”

Imagine if God were a tangible being, a living companion who could grasp your hands, give you advice, and offer you total, unconditional love. For about a quarter of Americans–most of whom are Evangelical Christians–a vivid, intimate connection with God is the goal of spiritual experience. Anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann spent two years living among believers who invited her “to pretend that God is present,” and bring us this account. From April 2012.  T.M. Luhrmann is the author of When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God.

Unholy Alliance?  Zionists and Christians

It’s clear why many Jews support Zionism. That’s the movement to support the Jewish state of Israel, the ancient homeland of the Jews. What’s not so clear is why another group–Evangelical Christians–wants the same thing. Max Blumenthal explains how these two different sets of people, driven by seemingly contradictory theologies, have become political allies. From March 2012.  Max Blumenthal is the author of Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered The Party.

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