Document Type

Review

Date of this Version

2013

Publication Source

Middle East Journal

Volume

67

Issue

3

Start Page

493

Last Page

494

DOI

10.1353/mej.2013.0052

Abstract

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.

Copyright/Permission Statement

Copyright © 2013 Middle East Institute.

Comments

Heather J. Sharkey's review of Conflict, Conquest, and conversion: Two Thousand Years of Christian Missions in the Middle East by Eleanor H. Tejirian and Reeva Spector Simon.

 

Date Posted: 16 October 2015

This document has been peer reviewed.