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Nearest East: American Millenialism and Mission to the Middle East By Hans-Lukas Kieser,

  • Title: Nearest East: American Millenialism and Mission to the Middle East
  • Author: Hans-Lukas Kieser
  • ISBN: 9781439902226
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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.aKieser chroniclLong 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.aKieser chronicles how American missionaries worked to implement their belief in Biblical millennialism, enlightened modernity, and a modern Zion Israel Millennialism was part of an American identity that constituted itself religiously in the interaction with and the representation of the OC cradle of Zion.OCO As such, going Near East wasOCoat least to American evangelical ProtestantsOCoin some ways important than colonizing the American West However, many Ottoman Muslims felt threatened by the American missionaries perceiving their successful institutions as an estranging challenge from the outside.aMeasuring the long twisted road from the missionary Zion builders of the early 19th century to the privileged US Israeli partnership in the late 20th century, Nearest East looks carefully on both sides of the relationship Kieser uses a wide range of Ottoman, Turkish, French, German and other sources, unfamiliar to most Anglophone readers, to tell this story that will appeal to historians of all stripes.
    Nearest East American Millenialism and Mission to the Middle East 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 to th

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