Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea? Re-Examining Christian Engagement with Ba’athism in Syria and Iraq

Author: Louis Elton

Publisher/Publication: Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry

Volume/Issue: 2(2)

DOI/ISBN: 10.33929/sherm.2020.vol2.no2.06

After a brief examination of the Christian origins of Ba’athism, explained as a form of Arab Nationalism,the author argues that a more granular understanding of the current Christian politics of Syria and Iraq reveals that while some Christians have supported regimes out of fear, there is also significant strain of active, positive support. Apart from the scholarly literature, the study also examines posts from pro-Assad Syrian Christian Facebook pages.