Times Will Tell Podcast

PODCAST: US evangelical support for Israel isn’t monolithic or certain, says expert

University of North Carolina at Pembroke professor Motti Inbari has three pieces of advice for Israeli authorities regarding Christian Zionists

Welcome to Times Will Tell, The Times of Israel’s weekly feature podcast.

This week we’re speaking about evangelical support for Israel with Prof. Motti Inbari.

Born, raised and educated in Israel, Motti is today a professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

While most of his previous research has focused on Jews, his forthcoming book, which was co-authored with Kirill Bumin, is “Christian Zionism of the Twenty-First Century: Evangelical Public Opinion on Israel.” It’s expected in 2023 from Oxford University Press.

The book is based on four consecutive surveys on the attitudes of American evangelicals on Israel.

Prof. Motti Inbari delivers a talk at the Association for Israel Studies’ (AIS) annual conference at Bar-Ilan University, June 27, 2022. (Dan Bar Dov)

We learn that there is no such thing as a monolithic evangelical block. We hear how politics and other factors, such as age and race, can impact support for Israel.

Most centrally, Inbari explains how the past five decades have shaped the ways in which evangelical theology has evolved, along with views on Jews’ roles in the Holy Land.

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