Combines empirical data and original analysis in a uniquely detailed account of Christianity in North Africa and West AsiaThis comprehensive reference volume covers every country in North Africa and West Asia, offering reliable demographic information and original interpretative essays by indigenous scholars and practitioners. It maps patterns of growth and decline, assesses major traditions and movements, analyses key themes and examines current trends.Key FeaturesProfiles of Christianity in every country in North Africa and West Asia including clearly presented statistical and demographic informationAnalyses of leading features and current trends written by indigenous scholarsEssays examining each of the major Christian traditions (Anglicans, Independents, Orthodox, Protestants, Roman Catholics, Evangelicals, Pentecostals/Charismatics)Essays explore key themes such as faith and culture, worship and spirituality, theology, social and political engagement, mission and evangelism, religious freedom, gender, inter-faith relations, monastic movements and spirituality, displaced populations and ecclesiologyContributorsEd Alden, Independent Scholar Sara Afshari, University of Edinburgh Najib George Awad, Hartford SeminaryKatia Boissevain, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)Charles Chartouni, Lebanese University and St Joseph University John Eibner, Christian Solidarity International (CSI)Kristian Girling, Boston College's School of Theology and MinistryAkram Habib, Independent ScholarGabriel Hachem, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK)Hrayr Jebejian, General Secretary of the Bible Society in the GulfTodd M. Johnson, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Paolo Maggiolini, Catholic University of MilanDuane Miller, Saint Mary's University in San AntonioElizabeth Monier, University of CambridgeRima Nasrallah, Near East School of Theology, BeirutDavid Neuhaus SJ, Latin Patriarchal VicarEric N. Newberg, Oral Roberts University in TulsaEwelina Ochab, ADF InternationalAnthony O'Mahony, Heythrop College at the University of LondonAnna Poujeau, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in FranceMitri Raheb, Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in BethlehemDonna M. Rizk, King's College LondonBernard Sabella, al-Quds University George F. Sabra, Near East School of Theology in BeirutYazid Said, Liverpool Hope UniversitySilvia Serrano, Universite d'Auvergne Heather J. Sharkey, University of PennsylvaniaRazek Siriani, lay deacon in the Syriac Orthodox Church of AntiochGeorges Tamer, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-NurembergMariz Tadros, University of SussexSamuel Tadros, Hoover Institution and Johns Hopkins UniversityHratch Tchilingirian, University of OxfordHerman G.B. Teule, Radboud University Nijmegen and University of LouvainIyad Twal, Bethlehem UniversityWafik Wahba, Tyndale University and Seminary in TorontoJack Wald, pastor of Rabat International Church Anastasia Yiangou, Independent ScholarGina A. Zurlo, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Number of pages: 576
Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
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