Daniel Hummel

Daniel Hummel

History and Policy Fellow AY16-17
Daniel  Hummel

Daniel Hummel received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2016. His book project, A Covenant of the Mind: Evangelicals, Israel, and the Construction of a Special Relationship, is under contract with the University of Pennsylvania Press. It examines the rise of Christian Zionist activism after 1948 with a particular focus on transnational and international connections between evangelical Christians and the Israeli government. Since the 1940s, Christian Zionism has become a global movement with a vast network of organizations. Both American and global Christian Zionism have promoted a theological, political, and cultural transformation in Christian attitudes toward Jews and Israel which has shaped U.S.-Israel diplomacy and Jewish-Christian relations around the globe. This project combines archival research in the United States and Israel, in both English and Hebrew, to reconstruct the roots of this movement and bridge the study of Christian Zionism with broader themes in religious, intellectual, and diplomatic history.

In addition to his book project, Dan has also written on the relationship of domestic and foreign policy, the history of fundamentalism, and interreligious dialogue. His research has been supported by the George L. Mosse Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and the Billy Graham Center Archives.

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