New Faith in Ancient Lands

New Faith in Ancient Lands

Western Missions in the Middle East in the Nineteenth and Early Twentienth [i.e. Twentieth] Centuries

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In 13 papers from a January 2005 conference in Leiden, the Netherlands, historians of the Middle East and of Christianity describe examples of the intense interest the Middle East shown by Christianity and the West in general during the 19th century. That interest, they say was generated by curiosity about holy places, mounting eschatological and millennial expectations, renewed motivations for missionary activity, and growing colonial and imperial investment in the region. One of the papers is in French, and another in German. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Brill USA
This volume presents a range of up-to-date studies on nineteenth-century Christian missions in the Middle East. Important themes are the history of Christian geopiety and the tensions between nationalist and internationalist interests, rival missionary organisations and conversionalist and civilizational aims.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006
ISBN: 9789047411406
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 339 pages)


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