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The Myth of Exile and Return: Competing Biblical, Christian, Zionist and Palestinian Theologies Ilan Pappe, The Idea of Israel : A History of Power and Knowledge (London: Verso, 2014). Pp.346. Hardback. ISBN-13: 978-1844678563. Alain Epp Weaver, Mapping Exile and Return: Palestinian Dispossession and a Political Theology of Shared Future by (Minneapolis MN: Fortress, 2014). Pp.174. Paperback. ISBN-13: 978-1451470123

The Myth of Exile and Return: Competing Biblical, Christian, Zionist and Palestinian Theologies... REVIEW ARTICLE THE MYTH OF EXILE AND RETURN: COMPETING BIBLICAL, CHRISTIAN, ZIONIST AND PALESTINIAN THEOLOGIES Dr Michael Nathanson Independent Scholar San Jose California, USA mcnathanson@hotmail.com Ilan Pappe, The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge (London: Verso, 2014). Pp.346. Hardback. ISBN-13: 978-1844678563. Alain Epp Weaver, Mapping Exile and Return: Palestinian Dispossession and a Political Theology of Shared Future by (Minneapolis MN: Fortress, 2014). Pp.174. Paperback. ISBN-13: 978-1451470123 Ilan Pappe's many contributions to the growing literature of post-Zionist research of said conflict speak for themselves. In this new book, however, he offers a much needed and welcome contextual chronicle of postZionist historiography. His own calling came in the aftermath of the 1982 Israeli invasion into Lebanon, aimed to extinguish the PLO. To his mind, as well as other post-Zionist historians, the Zionist historiography, which pinned the blame for the intractability of the conflict on the 1967 war and the occupation, was a travesty in that it ignored the festering issue of the pre-1967 Palestinian refugees altogether. The `original sin' of the conflict, the post-Zionist historians argued, was the 1948 war that caused the Palestinian Nakba. Armed with declassified state archival documents, many studied for the first time http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Holy Land Studies Edinburgh University Press

The Myth of Exile and Return: Competing Biblical, Christian, Zionist and Palestinian Theologies Ilan Pappe, The Idea of Israel : A History of Power and Knowledge (London: Verso, 2014). Pp.346. Hardback. ISBN-13: 978-1844678563. Alain Epp Weaver, Mapping Exile and Return: Palestinian Dispossession and a Political Theology of Shared Future by (Minneapolis MN: Fortress, 2014). Pp.174. Paperback. ISBN-13: 978-1451470123

Holy Land Studies , Volume 13 (2): 243 – Nov 1, 2014

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Edinburgh University Press
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© Holy Land Studies, 2014
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1474-9475
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REVIEW ARTICLE THE MYTH OF EXILE AND RETURN: COMPETING BIBLICAL, CHRISTIAN, ZIONIST AND PALESTINIAN THEOLOGIES Dr Michael Nathanson Independent Scholar San Jose California, USA mcnathanson@hotmail.com Ilan Pappe, The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge (London: Verso, 2014). Pp.346. Hardback. ISBN-13: 978-1844678563. Alain Epp Weaver, Mapping Exile and Return: Palestinian Dispossession and a Political Theology of Shared Future by (Minneapolis MN: Fortress, 2014). Pp.174. Paperback. ISBN-13: 978-1451470123 Ilan Pappe's many contributions to the growing literature of post-Zionist research of said conflict speak for themselves. In this new book, however, he offers a much needed and welcome contextual chronicle of postZionist historiography. His own calling came in the aftermath of the 1982 Israeli invasion into Lebanon, aimed to extinguish the PLO. To his mind, as well as other post-Zionist historians, the Zionist historiography, which pinned the blame for the intractability of the conflict on the 1967 war and the occupation, was a travesty in that it ignored the festering issue of the pre-1967 Palestinian refugees altogether. The `original sin' of the conflict, the post-Zionist historians argued, was the 1948 war that caused the Palestinian Nakba. Armed with declassified state archival documents, many studied for the first time

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Holy Land StudiesEdinburgh University Press

Published: Nov 1, 2014

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