Donald M. Lewis is the author of four major books including A Short History of Christian Zionism: From the Reformation to the Twenty-First Century, and the editor of six books including the two-volume Dictionary of Evangelical Biography, 1730-1860.
Donald M. Lewis is the author of over a dozen articles in peer-reviewed Journals and
Academic publications including "'Lights in Dark Places': Women Evangelists in Early Victorian Britain, 1838-1857," and "On Spiritual Symmetry: The Christian Devotion of William Wilberforce."
Listen to Donald M. Lewis's lectures, podcasts, and interviews, including History I: From the Early Church to the Reformation, History II: From the Reformation to the Present Day, and The Person, the Pastor & the Psychiatrist.
I am a historian who specializes in the history of evangelicalism in the Victorian era. I did my doctorate at Oxford University and have written and published extensively in this area.
One of my areas of specialization is the History of Christian Zionism which examines Christian support for the idea of a Jewish Homeland.
My first book on this topic was The Origins of Christian Zionism: Evangelical Support for a Jewish Homeland (Cambridge University Press, 2009). I have another book related to this topic: A Short History of Christian Zionism: From the Reformation to the Twentieth Century which is in press with IVP Academic and will be available in August.
I am available to give lectures on Christian Zionism and on topics of interest from Christian history. See the "Invite me to Speak" tab for details.
COURSES I TEACH
History of Christianity II
From the Reformation to the Present Day
The Christian Pastor in Historical Perspective
A Study of the Life and Ministry of the Great Pastors of the Christian Church
WHAT OTHER SCHOLARS SAY
"Donald M. Lewis has done a heroic work in exploring the history of Christian Zionism from its inception in the Reformation era until our times. The book is, to date, the most comprehensive and thorough study of the topic and offers an excellent overview of a highly important religious and political movement. The book is a must-read for anyone taking interest in Christian messianic beliefs and their impact on mission, diplomacy, and interfaith relations."
Professor of Religious Studies
The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill