Item description for Under Vine and Fig Tree: Biblical Theologies of Land and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict by Alain Epp Weaver...
Overview Rooted in Mennonite Central Committees nearly six decades of work alongside Palestinians and Israelis, "Under Vine and Fig Tree" examines ways in which the Bible has been used to justify violence and dispossession, and ways it can be received as a life-giving word for Palestinians and Israelis wishing to live securely under their own vines and fig trees. (Christian)
Publishers Description Rooted in Mennonite Central Committee's nearly six decades of work alongside Palestinians and Israelis, Under Vine and Fig Tree examines ways in which the Bible has been used to justify violence and dispossession and ways it can be received as a life-giving word for Palestinians and Israelis wishing to live securely under their own vines and fig trees.
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Studio: Cascadia Publishing House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.58 lbs.
Release Date Aug 31, 2007
Publisher Cascadia Publishing House
ISBN 1931038457 ISBN13 9781931038454
Availability 58 units. Availability accurate as of May 26, 2017 05:51.
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More About Alain Epp Weaver
Alain Epp Weaver is the director for strategic planning at the Mennonite Central Committee. He served previously as co-representative for Palestine, Jordan, and Iraq at the Mennonite Central Committee and was a project coordinator in the Gaza Strip. He earned a PhD in theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School and is the author of State of Exile: Visions of Diaspora, Witness, and Return (2008). He has edited or co-edited six books, including A Table of Sharing (2011), The Work of Jesus Christ in Anabaptist Perspective (2008), and Under Vine and Fig Tree: Biblical Theologies of Land and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (2007), as well as authoring several articles, essays, and chapters in journals and edited publications.
Reviews - What do customers think about Under Vine and Fig Tree?
propaganda and half truths Jan 3, 2010
My parents attend a Mennonite church in PA and this book was recently used as a study tool in my father's Sunday School class. Over Christmas I happened upon it among my father's books and within seconds found half a dozen misrepresentations of historical truth, and a dozen more within a short time after that.
This is one of the most biased accounts of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict I have ever seen. If I could give this book a zero star rating I would gladly do so.
For a more accurate and thorough depiction of the history of Israel, "From Time Immemorial" by Joan Peters is well worth the read.