‘A Palestinian Theology of Liberation’ by Naim Ateek

New book by Revd Naim Ateek, founder of Sabeel in Jerusalem:

‘Addressing what many consider the world’s most controversial conflict, Naim Ateek offers a succinct primer on liberation theology in the context of the Palestinian struggle for freedom and self-determination.  Beginning with the historical roots of this struggle, he shows how the memory of the Holocaust served to trump the claims and aspirations of the native inhabitants of Palestine, and how later Israeli occupation and settlements in the West Bank have contributed to their suffering and oppression. 

Supported by many Western Christians, Israeli claims to the land rely on a particular exclusivist reading of the Bible. In contrast, a Palestinian theology of liberation responds with a counter-strategy for biblical interpretation, emphasizing the prophetic themes of inclusivity and justice.

Ateek concludes by providing principles for achieving security, peace, and justice for all peoples in Israel/Palestine.’ 

If you would like to order a copy of the book through us please email Friends of Sabeel UK by 30th November. 

Books £15.50 each plus postage.

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