Dropsie College Theses

Date of Award

Spring 3-6-1959

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

First Advisor

Pessah Shinar

Second Advisor

Bernard D. Weinryb

Third Advisor

Walter B. Davis


An attempt is made in this thesis to investigate certain aspects of early American Protestantism in the Arab Middle East. The research encompasses a period of one century: 1820-1920. These dates mark the initiation of American Protestantism in the Arab Middle East until the close of the First World War, which brought about a number of changes in the Arab world which vitally affected American Protestant work. The fact that the Arab world now came under domination and influence of western Christian nations, after being under Moslem rule for centuries, was of extreme importance. Thus the period 1820-1920 generally marks an epoch of American Protestantism in the Arab world.


Library at the Katz Center - Archives Room Manuscript. DS63.2.U5 R693 1959.

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