Christian Political Activism in Lebanon: A Revival of Religious Nationalism in Times of Arab Upheavals

Author: Maximilian Felsch

Publisher/Publication: Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism

Volume/Issue: 18(1)

DOI/ISBN: 10.1111/sena.12262

This article examines the re-emergance of Christian nationalism in Lebanon in the post-Arab Spring era, which has become a powerful ideology and movement with tremendous implications on the Lebanese political scene. The author traces the historical evolution of Lebanese Christian nationalism and examines it under the prism of the three element theory of Georg Jellinek (territory, population and state power dimensions).