Podcast: Robert Nicholson on the Changing Face of Evangelical Zionism

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In October 2013, Robert Nicholson wrote a defining essay in Mosaic, “Evangelicals and Israel: What American Jews Don’t Want to Know (but Need to).” It in he outlined the wide and deep support that millions of Christian Evangelicals had for Israel. He also sounded a note of caution: that support could diminish over time.

Nearly ten years later, that warning may be coming to fruition. At the very least, the communities of American Christian Evangelicals who formed the basis of Christian Zionism have decreased in numbers and influence. But there’s some countervailing news: in other places around the world, from Brazil to Nigeria to Guatemala, Evangelical Christianity has expanded, and with it, the possibility of support for Zionism. In this podcast, Nicholson, the president of the Philos Project, joins us to explain what’s driving the changing face of Evangelical Zionism in America and the rest of the world.

Musical selections in this podcast are drawn from the Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, op. 31a, composed by Paul Ben-Haim and performed by the ARC Ensemble, as well as the original Broadway cast recording of Fiddler on the Roof and “Above the Ocean” by Evan MacDonald.

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