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Conflict, conquest, and conversion : two thousand years of Christian missions in the Middle East

Author: Eleanor H Tejirian; Reeva Spector Simon
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Conflict, Conquest and Conversion surveys two thousand years of the Christian missionary enterprise in the Middle East within the context of the region's political evolution. Its broad, rich narrative follows Christian missions as they interacted with imperial powers and as the momentum of religious change shifted from Christianity to Islam and back, adding new dimensions to the history of the region and the nature  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor H Tejirian; Reeva Spector Simon
ISBN: 9780231138659 0231138652 9780231138642 (cloth 0231138644 (cloth 9780231511094 0231511094
OCLC Number: 880565814
Description: vi, 280 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Spread of Christianity: the first thousand years --
Latin west in the Middle East: pilgrimage, crusade, and mission --
Disintegration, revival, Reformation, and counter-Reformation: 1450-1800 --
Great awakening of the Protestants and the Anglicans --
Missionaries and European diplomatic competition --
Imperialist moment: from the Congress of Berlin to World War I --
Achievements and consequences: intended and unintended --
World War I: nationalism, independence, and the fate of the missionary enterprise --
Setting the agenda: from conversion to witness and back.
Responsibility: Eleanor H. Tejirian and Reeva Spector Simon.

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"Conflict, Conquest and Conversion surveys two thousand years of the Christian missionary enterprise in the Middle East within the context of the region's political evolution. Its broad, rich narrative follows Christian missions as they interacted with imperial powers and as the momentum of religious change shifted from Christianity to Islam and back, adding new dimensions to the history of the region and the nature of the relationship between the Middle East and the West."--Provided by publisher.

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This work fills a substantial gap in the existing literature. It is encyclopedic in its range, keeping in view the missionary struggles between eastern and western Christianity-the Coptic, Roman, and Read more...

 
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