CHRISTIANITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST:
Studies in Modern History, Theology and Politics


Edited by Anthony O’Mahony


Christianity was born in the Middle East. Its Christian Churches are representative of the great diversity of rites and cultures within Christianity. Middle Eastern Christianity serves to point to the ongoing re-sourcing and renewing of global Christian identity. This wide-ranging collection of papers describes aspects of the modern history and theology of Christianity in the Middle East. The papers cover the history of the Syrian Orthodox and Catholic Churches, the renewal and revival of the Coptic Orthodox Church, the modern history of the Patriarchs of the Maronite and Chaldean Churches, the Maronite revival of its hermetical tradition, the modern history of the Armenian Catholic Church, ecumenical relations between the Western and Eastern Churches, the emergence of Hebrew Christianity in the modern State of Israel, Palestinian Christianity and the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, and the presence of two great Western religious orders- the Benedictines and the Franciscans in the Middle East.

Contents
CHRISTIANITY IN THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST-A O’Mahony
THE SYRIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN MODERN HISTORY-Sebastian Brock
THE MARONITE PATRIARCHATE: TRADITION AND CHALLENGE IN THE MODERN ERA-Fiona McCallum
THE COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH: RELIGION AND POLITICS IN MODERN EGYPT-N Servas
PATRIARCHS AND POLITICS: THE CHALDEAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN MODERN IRAQ-Anthony O’Mahony
THE SYRIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH: MARTYRDOM, MISSION, IDENTITY AND ECUMENISM IN MODERN HISTORY-John Flannery
HEBREW CATHOLIC THOUGHT, THEOLOGY AND POLITICS IN CONTEMPORARY ISRAEL-Leon Menzies Racionzer
PALESTINIAN CHRISTIANS: THEOLOGY AND POLITICS IN THE HOLY LAND-Leonard Marsh
THE GREEK ORTHODOX PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM: CHURCH-STATE RELATIONS IN THE HOLY LAND BETWEEN THE PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI CONFLICT-Sotiris Roussos
ARAB ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS OF JERUSALEM AND PALESTINE IN THE INTER-WAR PERIOD: A STUDY IN RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL IDENTITY AND CHURCH-STATE RELATIONS-Helen Bryer
THE ARMENIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH: A MODERN HISTORY UNTIL THE SYNOD OF ROME 1928-John Whooley
ANTIOCH AND CANTERBURY: THE SYRIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH AND THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND—A STUDY IN ECUMENICAL RELATIONS IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY-W Taylor
BETWEEN EASTERN AND WESTERN CHRISTENDOM: THE BENEDICTINES, FRANCE AND THE SYRIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN JERUSALEM-A O’Mahony
THE FRANCISCANS IN THE HOLY LAND: A STUDY IN MODERN HISTORY, RELIGION AND POLITICS-G Buffon
THE EREMITICAL TRADITION IN THE MARONITE CHURCH: A CONTEMPORARY REVIVAL-G Hourani and A Habachi



216 x 138mm, 560 pages, hardback
ISBN 978 1 901764 49 9
£30.00
Winter 2008

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