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Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion: Two Thousand Years of Christian Missions in the Middle East

Reeva Spector Simon and Eleanor Tejirian


This book 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. It adds new dimensions to the history of the region and the nature of the relationship between the Middle East and the West. The book explains how historians and political scientists are increasingly recognizing the importance of integrating religion into political analy ... More

Keywords: Christian missions, missionary enterprise, Protestant, Catholic, Middle East, Christianity, Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231138659
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231138659.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Reeva Spector Simon, author

Eleanor Tejirian, author