The Church of the East is currently the only complete history in English of the East Syriac Church of the East. It covers the periods of the Sassanians, Arabs, Mongols, Ottomans, the 20th century, and informs about the Syriac, Iranian and Chinese literature of this unique and almost forgotten part of Christendom.
'The book's great strength is its ready availability and concise coverage. The book is clear, useful and therefore recommended.' - Sobornost, Incorporating Eastern Churches Review
'This volume is very useful indeed. The authors have been able to present a complex history in readable narrative and to summarise much of the literature from recent centuries.' - Asia Journal of Theology
The 'Apostolic Church of the East': A Brief Introduction to the Writing of Church History and to Terminology 1. The Age of the Sassanians (Until 651) 2. The Age of the Arabs (650-1258) 3. The Age of the Mongols (13th and 14th Centuries) 4. The Age of the Ottomans (15th to 19th Centuries) 5. The Twentieth Century 6. Language and Literature of the Church of the East