Theology of the Land from a Palestinian Perspective
Regent's Evening Public Lecture series is back for another summer! Join us in person or online to explore Scripture, theology, culture, and much more with Summer Programs faculty and other exciting speakers.
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About the Lecture
This lecture challenges popular Christian Zionist biblical support of the state of Israel. More specifically, it challenges the statement "God gave Israel the Land" by asking three questions: (1) What are the borders of the Land? (2) Who is Israel? (3) What is the meaning of divine giving? These questions are presented in dialogue with contemporary scholarship and biblical theology. After deconstructing the political assumptions behind these questions, the lecture presents a biblical theology of the land from a Palestinian evangelical perspective. Christ is at the centre of the pertinent inclusive theology, and is the means for advocating a better approach for peacemaking.
About the Speaker
Yohanna Katanacho is currently the academic dean at Nazareth Evangelical College. He is an ordained minister with Christian and Missionary Alliance, a Billy Graham scholar, a Langham/John Stott Scholar, and the Scholar of the Year 2020 with Scholar Leaders International. He is a Palestinian Israeli Evangelical who studied at Bethlehem University (B.Sc.), Wheaton College (M.A.) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M. Div.; Ph.D.). He taught courses on Palestinian theology in Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Ukraine, and other places. He is the author of The Land of Christ: A Palestinian Cry (2013), Praying through the Psalms (2018), and Reading the Gospel of John through Palestinian Eyes (2020).
Format and Attendance
Regent intends to offer this lecture as a live event in the College’s chapel. Under current provincial policies, this event will not require attendees to show proof of vaccination. Please be aware, however, that Regent’s event protocols will follow the guidelines in place on the event date.
This lecture will also be streamed live online, and we look forward to being joined by friends from around the world. A recording will be available for a limited time after the event.
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