This work represents the current and most relevant content on the studies of how Christianity has fared in the ancient home of its founder and birth. Much has been written about Christianity and how it has survived since its migration out of its homeland but this comprehensive reference work reassesses the geographic and demographic impact of the dramatic changes in this perennially combustible world region. The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook of Christianity in the Middle East also spans the historical, socio-political and contemporary settings of the region and importantly describes the interactions that Christianity has had with other major/minor religions in the region.
Editors and contributors are all significant religious scholars of which over half are from the UK , Europe and the Middle East. (70+ in total involved with the project).
Covers Christianity in the Middles East from not only historical contexts but from a socio-political perspective.
Provides a unique section describing the contemporary setting in each Middle Eastern country.
Introduction by Heather Sharkey (University of Pennsylvania) – world’s leading scholar on the subject of religion in the Middle East.
Extensive end of book bibliography (a must inclusion for academic libraries).
Contains excellent pedagogical added value such as a glossary, discussion questions, and timeline.