Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion: Two Thousand Years of Christian Missions in the Middle East [Review]
History of Religions of Eastern Origins
Islamic World and Near East History
Missions and World Christianity
Near Eastern Languages and Societies
Compared to their counterparts in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia, Christian missionaries in the modern Middle East affected relatively few formal conversions. Nevertheless, in the past 15 years, scholars have begin to appreciate how missionaries in the Middle East exerted far-reaching cultural, political, and economic influences on the region, through schools, hospitals, and other institutions. Scholars have also begin to appreciate how missionaries variously strengthened, mediated, and deflected forms of European and American imperialism, while forging long-distance connections between the Middle East and their home countries.