Christianity: A history in the Middle East

Author: Slim H. Badr, Abū, N. J. S. A.-R. & Majlis Kanāʼis al-Sharq al-Awsaṭ

Publisher/Publication: Middle East Council of Churches, Studies & Research Program

DOI/ISBN: 9789953003436

This volume is the English translation of the book, which was published in 2001 in Arabic. It presents an impressive collection of articles by scholars, the many of whom come from the four main church traditions in the Middle East. The fact that it was originally published in Arabic shows that the book is mainly addressing the audience in the Middle East, whether that is Christians who want to learn about their history or Muslims that wish to learn about their neighbors. A large section of this book is focusing on the formative centuries of Christianity in the Middle East and the theological schools, as well as the Islamic context. The collection is emphasizing the mutual links and communications between churches, and addresses the common challenges the Christians face currently, such as wars, Islamism, Zionism, secularism, and migration.