Christian Zionism refers to a set of beliefs by predominantly Protestant Christians that the return of the Jewish people to their ancient homeland is a fulfillment of biblical prophecy and that the State of Israel has inherited the biblical covenantal promises of the Jewish people. In the 20th century, Christian Zionism has emerged as a powerful political movement, especially among Fundamentalist, Evangelical, and Pentecostal Christians.

In the wake of the Protestant Reformation, a minority of theologians and preachers taught that a mass Jewish return to the promised land of the Bible would fulfill prophetic events. The fluorescence of biblical interpretation brought about by the Reformation also spurred the rise of a new eschatology of premillennialism, which periodized the Second Coming of Jesus before the millennial kingdom. ...

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