Towards A Shared Land Theology—A Palestinian Christian Reading of the Land Promises
Land issues often are immensely controversial! On the other side of the world, at the Promised Land, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has never subsided. While the Jewish Christians are convinced that their possession of the land is divinely ordained, how would the Palestinian Christians residing in the same place understand the same promise? Whose land? Is the promise unconditional? Does this promise simply designate the right of possession? What is the purpose of this land promise after all?
Rev Dr Munther Isaac is the Academic Dean and Assistant Professor of Bethlehem Bible College and director of ‘Christ at the Check Point’ conferences.As a Palestinian Christian, he attempts to reexamine the land promises in the Old and the New Testament in order to shed light on the current land conflicts in his homeland. Through his exposition, the underlying theology that is immediately relevant to a foreign issue in another part of the world, as it transpires, has much to do with our city, here and now.