Who Are the Christians in the Middle East?

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  • Copyright: 2003-05-01
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
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Points of interest* Presents a unique outlook on the Middle East* Relevant to current events in the world* Useful for the study of religion, politics, and other fields

Author Biography

Betty Jane Bailey is currently a consultant to the Middle East Office of the Common Global Ministries Board, UCC/Disciples of Christ J. Martin Bailey is presently serving as director of development for Worldwide Faith News and as media consultant to the Hartford-based interfaith project Faith Communities Today

Table of Contents

Our Love Affair with the Middle East: An Introductionp. ix
The Churches of the Middle East
A Western Christian Appreciation of Eastern Christianityp. 3
The Future of Christians in the Arab Worldp. 12
The Churches of the Middle East Now Work Togetherp. 22
The Importance of Jerusalem to Christiansp. 32
A Timeline of Christianity in the Middle Eastp. 37
A Word about Numbersp. 43
Profiles of the Churches
The Origins of the Diversity of Christianity in the Middle Eastp. 47
The Eastern Orthodox Familyp. 54
The Oriental Orthodox Familyp. 66
The Catholic Familyp. 79
The Evangelical (Protestant) Familyp. 97
The Assyrian Church of the Eastp. 130
Church and State in the Middle East
A Brief Historyp. 137
Cyprusp. 141
Egyptp. 144
The Holy Land: Israel and Palestinep. 150
Iranp. 159
Iraqp. 162
Jordanp. 166
Lebanonp. 170
The Maghreb (North Africa)p. 176
The Persian Gulfp. 180
Sudanp. 186
Syriap. 190
Turkeyp. 195
Annotated Bibliographyp. 201
Indexp. 204
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