Author: Dexter Van Zile

Radical Christianity is proffered as an analysis of Palestinian liberation theology but amounts to little more than a laudatory and exculpatory summary of a movement that portrays Jewish sovereignty as the greatest obstacle to peace and justice in the Middle East.

Like many academics, Kuruvilla, who hails from India, is deeply offended by the legacy of Western colonialism but somewhat indifferent to the impact of Islamist imperialism. This makes the author an easy mark for his subjects—Palestinian theologians Naim Ateek and Mitri Raheb—who portray Israel as a colonialist outpost in what otherwise would be a peaceful Middle East.

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