Who Are the Christians in the Middle East?

Who Are the Christians in the Middle East?

Who Are the Christians in the Middle East?

Who Are the Christians in the Middle East?

Synopsis

The Middle East continues to dominate international news and global politics. From the perspective of religion, however, many Americans think of that area only in terms of Muslims and Israeli Jews and are unaware of the extensive Christian communities that still exist there. Who Are the Christians in the Middle East? chronicles the history and current state of Christianity in this highly volatile region of the world.

Based on personal experience, official church documents, and extensive interviews, Who Are the Christians in the Middle East? looks at the conflicted Middle East region from a perspective that has received scant attention in the mainstream media.

Excerpt

It is now nearly a dozen years since the first edition of this book was prepared. a great deal has happened in the world in that period and the events have not been kind to the Middle East.

During those years we lived just a few miles away when the Twin Towers were destroyed and the world shuddered in the aftermath of Nine Eleven. We watched with horror as our country responded not only to those who planned the terrible attack but in Iraq as cession.

Dramatic changes throughout this region, along with increased interest on the part of Americans, some of whom have been sent there in uniform, have prompted us to update this book. the most obvious changes, we discovered, were in the names of leaders and in such details . . .

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