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Artillery of heaven : American missionaries and the failed conversion of the Middle East

Author: Ussama Samir Makdisi
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008.
Series: United States in the world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Artillery of Heaven, Ussama Makdisi presents a foundational American encounter with the Arab world that occurred in the nineteenth century, shortly after the arrival of the first American Protestant missionaries in the Middle East. He tells the dramatic tale of the conversion and death of As'ad Shidyaq, the earliest Arab convert to American Protestantism. The struggle over this man's body and soul - and over how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Asʻad Shidyāq; Asʻad Shidyāq; Asʻad Šidyāq; Asʻad Shidyāq; Asa̕d Shidyaq
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ussama Samir Makdisi
ISBN: 9780801446214 080144621X 9780801475757 0801475759
OCLC Number: 156902275
Awards: Winner of Cowinner of the Albert Hourani Book Award (Middle.
Description: xi, 262 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mather's America --
"The grammar of heresy" : coexistence in an Ottoman Arab world --
The flying of time --
The artillery of heaven --
An Arab puritan --
The apotheosis of American exceptionalism --
The vindication of Asʻad Shidyaq.
Series Title: United States in the world.
Responsibility: Ussama Makdisi.
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