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American apostles : when evangelicals entered the world of Islam

Author: Christine Leigh Heyrman
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In "American Apostles," the Bancroft Prize-winning historian Christine Leigh Heyrman brilliantly chronicles the first fateful collision between American missionaries and the diverse religious cultures of the Levant. Pliny Fisk, Levi Parsons, and Jonas King became the founding members of the Palestine mission and ventured to Ottoman Turkey, Egypt, and Syria, where they sought to expose the falsity of Muhammad's creed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Leigh Heyrman
ISBN: 9780809023981 0809023989
OCLC Number: 903361871
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 340 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: American Orients. The age of wonders ; "By the beard of Mahomet!" ; "A perfect romance" --
Jihad. British connections ; "Our great weapon" --
Hegira. Turning Turk ; An American Muslim --
The hidden man. Epiphanies ; At the gates of Damascus.
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Christine Leigh Heyrman's American Apostles brilliantly chronicles the first collision between American evangelicalism and the diverse religious cultures of the Levant. Heyrman argues that the  Read more...

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