Nearest East: American Millennialism and Mission to the Middle East

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Long before oil interests shaped American interaction with the Middle East, the U.S. had a strong influence on the late Ottoman and post-Ottoman region. Covering the period from approximately 1800 to the 1970s, Hans-Lukas KieserOCOs compelling "Nearest East" tells the story of this intimate, identity-building relationship between the U.S. and the Near East. a Kieser chronicles how American missionaries worked to implement their belief in Biblical millennialism, enlightened modernity, and a modern Zion-Israel. Millennialism ...

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