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Overview Centuries before the existence of the Islamic faith, there were Arabs who could be described as Christian. And there has been a Christian Arabism, an Arab Christianity, since Muhammad's day. Arab Christianity has survived Muslin dominance, and this enlightening book takes an in-depth look at its survival.
Centuries before the existence of the Islamic faith, there were Arabs who could be described as Christian. And there has been a Christian Arabism, an Arab Christianity, since Muhammad's day. Arab Christianity has survived Muslin dominance, and this enlightening book takes an in-depth look at its survival.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.89" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.86" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Dec 19, 1991
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664221823 ISBN13 9780664221829
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More About Kenneth Cragg
Kenneth Cragg has written widely on the theology and history of Islam, Middle East Christianity, Christian theology, and interreligious dialogue. In addition to teaching in universities and graduate schools of theology in Great Britain, the Middle East, and North America, he also served as Assistant Bishop of the Anglican Church in Jerusalem.
Kenneth Cragg lived in Jerusalem. Kenneth Cragg was born in 1913 and died in 2012.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Arab Christian: A History in the Middle East?
The book misses his main point. Feb 14, 2009
The objective of the research at this book is less discussed and less profound than it should be. The author of the book tells the wide context of 2000 years of history with elaborate detail of the non Arab Christian context. There are minute references to 700 years of Christianity that had preceded Islam. The author had not bother him self to research deeply about the Byzantine Persian warfare and its effects about the Arabs. There is no good research about The Christian kingdoms of the Ghassanids; The The Lakhmids and Kindah. The book deals mainly with Islam and Muslims more than any thing else. I don't see the point why a person who wants to read about the Christian Arabs should read in depth about the origins of Islam at Hejaz while not emphasizing the point that after the Islamic conquest of the east, the Christians had became a second ranked inhabitant at their own country. furthermore, there are chapters that deals with Christian Lebanese and Coptic Egyptians not as minorities who would wish to keep their unique identity and seek equality with majority but as a blurred individualistic persons with no deep and clear relation to their Christianity or even oppress their true identity. For those who would like to read a general history of the Middle East, they might find this book useful, but for those who wish to explore history of Christianity at the Middle East they would not find what they seek at this book.