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Christian communities in the Arab Middle East : the challenge of the future

Author: Andrea Pacini
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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An examination of Eastern Christian communities, their dramatic population decline, and the role of Eastern Christians in Arab history. The book offers an analysis of the challenges facing Christian  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
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Christian communities in the Arab Middle East : the challenge of the future.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607056447
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Pacini
ISBN: 0198293887 9780198293880
OCLC Number: 38753013
Description: xiii, 365 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Arab Christians : from the eastern question to the recent political situation of the minorities / Joseph Maïla --
The Arab Christians of the Middle East : a demographic perspective / Philippe Fargues --
The Christian communities, active members of Arab society throughout history / Samir Khalil Samir --
The churches of the Middle East : their origins and identity, from their roots in the past to their openness to the present / Jean Corbon --
The law of the nation-state and the status of non-Muslims in Egypt and Syria / Bernard Botiveau --
The emigration of Christian Arabs : dimensions and causes of the phenomenon / Bernard Sabella --
The cultural production of Arab Christians today : an expression of their identity in a predominantly Muslim society / Camille Hechaïmé --
The politicaly dynamics of the Copts : giving the community an active role / Dina el Khawaga --
The place and the present role of the Copts in the Egyptian economy : traditions and specializations / Adel A. Beshai --
The dynamics of the Lebanese Christians : from the paradigm of the ʻāmmiyyāt to the paradigm of hwayyek / Elizabeth Picard --
The Christian communities and the economic and social situation in Lebanon / Boutros Labaki --
Socio-political and community dynamics of Arab Christians in Jordan, Israel, and the autonomous Palestinian territories / Andrea Pacini --
The Christians of Syria / Habib Mousalli --
Christians in Iraq / Yūsuf Habbi.
Responsibility: edited by Andrea Pacini.
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