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1st Edition

Eastern Christianity in the Modern Middle East

ISBN 9780415846516
Published March 11, 2013 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

The Middle East is the birthplace of Christianity and the home to a number of Eastern Churches with millions of followers. This book provides a comprehensive survey of the various denominations in the modern Middle East and will be of interest to a wide variety of scholars and students studying theology, history and politics.

Table of Contents

1. `Peter, Paul and James of Jerusalem’: The Doctrinal and Political Evolution of the Eastern and Oriental Churches Emma Loosley  2.The Syrian Orthodox Church in the Modern Middle East and Beyond Sebastian Brock  3. The Maronite Patriarchate and Church in Modern Lebanon Fiona McCallum  4. The Church of the East and the Chaldean Church in Modern Iraq and the Middle East John Healey  5. The Coptic Orthodox Church in Modern Egypt Anthony O’Mahony  6. Armenian Christianity in the Modern Middle East John Whooley  7. Eastern Orthodoxy in the Modern Middle East: The Greek Orthodox of Antioch, Alexandria and Jerusalem Sortiris Roussos  8. Between Rome and Antioch: Syrian Catholic Church in the modern Middle East Anthony O’Mahony

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Anthony O’Mahony is Director of the Centre for Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue at Heythrop College, University of London.

Emma Loosely is a lecturer and PhD supervisor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Manchester.


"In sum, this is an excellent collection, and Loosley and O'Mahony are to be congratulated for gathering together so many fine contributors and producing such a smoothly edited, lucid, and useful collection that very much deserves a place in courses on Eastern Christianity and Middle Eastern history and culture." -- Dr. Adam DeVille, University of Saint Francis (http://easternchristianbooks.blogspot.com)