Why Israel Matters: Old Testament Roots with Gerald McDermott
Can a theological case be made from scripture that Israel still has a claim to the Promised Land? This episode of The Region is the second installment of a series with Dr. McDermott based on his new book, “Israel Matters: Why Christians Must Think Differently about the People and the Land.” On this episode, Dr. Gerald McDermott of Beeson Divinity School chats with Executive Director Robert Nicholson about evidence in the Old Testament that shows the land of Israel still matters to God—and should still matter to Christians today. Israel Matters is available on Amazon here: www.amazon.com/Israel-Matters-Chple/dp/1587433958.
Gerald R. McDermott joined the Beeson Divinity School faculty in 2015 as the Anglican Professor of Divinity and teaches in the areas of history and doctrine. He is the author, co-author or editor of eighteen books. His academic focus has been three-fold: Jonathan Edwards, Christian understandings of other religions, and the meaning of Israel. As a renowned Edwards scholar, McDermott has produced six books on Edwards; his Theology of Jonathan Edwards (coauthored with Michael McClymond) won Christianity Today’s 2013 award for Top Book in Theology/Ethics. An Anglican priest, he is associate pastor at Christ the King Anglican Church, and is married to Jean. Together they have three sons and ten grandchildren.