When a Jewish Thought Leader Flies the Flag for Christianity

By: Kristian Johnson

When a Jewish thought-leader is championing the cause of Christianity, you know there’s got to be good reason.

Dennis Prager, a nationally syndicated talk show host in America, in an interview with Australian former deputy John Anderson, flew the flag for the survival of Christianity in the Western world: “I say this as a Jew… I don’t romanticize Christianity when I say its death is the death of the West. I am rooting for Christianity’s survival as much as you, the Christian, is.’”

John Anderson interviewed Prager in his Los Angeles studios for a discussion on Western political philosophy, American politics, the interplay of liberty and safety, left-wing ideology, and the British monarchy in the wake of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Dennis Prager’s talk show is known globally. He founded ‘Prager University’ with the aim of preserving America, the West, and the Judeo-Christian value system. PragerU has amassed almost three million subscribers on YouTube.

American society is deeply divided along political and cultural lines and in his programming Dennis is seeking to make sense of this. He is particularly dismayed with the decline of civility and decency in political discourse in the United States. He is a conservative thinker, who lays blame for this with the ‘woke left’, who he distinguishes from American liberals that also generally vote Democrat, against their own interests.

As an expert on communism, the Middle East, and the left, Dennis did his graduate work at the Russian and Middle East Institutes of the Columbia University School of International Affairs. He taught Russian and Jewish history at Brooklyn College.

He is a New York Times bestselling author of nine books on the subjects of religion, happiness, morality, the left, Islamism, and America. He is a life-long theologian. The Rational Bible is his five-volume commentary on the first five books of the Bible – rooted in his extensive knowledge of biblical Hebrew. They have made the New York Times Best-Seller list. The Rational Bible: Deuteronomy is due for release in October 2022.

John Anderson served as Deputy Prime Minister of Australia from 1999 to 2005. A committed Christian, John now hosts a podcast where he interviews various thought leaders from around the world on topics as varied as politics, culture, academia and faith. John is motivated by a desire to encourage open and honest discussion of important issues so that we can, as a society, reach the best possible outcomes for as many people as possible.

Watch the full interview


Article supplied with thanks to JohnAnderson.net.au.

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