Israelology covers an array of questions and challenges. I’ll try to put this it in a nutshell. It’s a look at the theology of Israel past and present through the Christian belief system.
When the basis for protestant and evangelical Christianity was formed in the last few centuries, the relationship between European groups and Jews was hostile to put it mildly. But it didn’t start there, hostility had already been cemented deep within the medieval Roman Catholic church from which these latter groups sprang.
Originally Christianity was a sub-sect of Judaism and the majority of original Christians were Jews. Today aspects surrounding all of this is not appreciated or an adequate understanding widely known. The author challenges many traditional perspectives and cliches. If you are not interested in Christian theology, don’t even try and read this. You won’t finish it.
I’ve taken this bio from Amazon.com about the author Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum.
Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum was Born September 26, 1943 in Russia, after his father was released from a Communist prison. Even though he is Jewish, his father was accused of being a Nazi spy when he fled Poland from Hitler. The Fruchtenbaums escaped from behind the Iron Curtain with help from the Israeli underground. They resided in Germany from 1946 to 1951, where Arnold received orthodox Jewish training. The Fruchtenbaums immigrated to Brooklyn in 1951, where they first came in contact with the American Board of Missions to the Jews (now Chosen People Ministries). At age 13, Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum became a believer in the Messiahship of Jesus. Arnold's father strongly opposed his beliefs, however; he allowed Arnold to continue associating with and learning from other Jewish believers until the family moved to Los Angeles in 1958. Once in Los Angeles, Arnold was forbidden to read the Bible, attend Christian meetings, or have anything to do with Messianic Jewish groups. Arnold, however; continued to maintain contact with Jewish believers…