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Author Bailey, Betty Jane.
Title Who are the Christians in the Middle East? / Betty Jane Bailey & J. Martin Bailey.
Imprint Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub., 2010.
Edition Second edition.

Author Bailey, Betty Jane.
Subject Christians -- Middle East -- History.
Church and state -- Middle East -- History.
Middle East -- Church history.
Alt Name Bailey, J. Martin, 1929-
Description xiv, 227 pages : map ; 23 cm
Edition Second edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-213) and index.
Contents I. The churches of the Middle East -- A western Christian appreciation of Eastern Christianity / David A. Kerr -- The future of Christians in the Arab world / Riad Jarjour -- The churches of the Middle East now work together -- The importance of Jerusalem to Christians -- A timeline of Christianity in the Middle East -- A word about numbers -- II. Profiles of the churches -- The origins of the diversity of Christianity in the Middle East -- The Eastern Orthodox family -- The Oriental Orthodox family -- The Catholic family -- The evangelical (Protestant) family -- The Assyrian Church of the East -- III. Church and state in the Middle East -- A brief history -- Cyprus -- Egypt -- The holy land : Israel and Palestine -- Iran -- Iraq -- Jordan -- Lebanon -- The Maghreb (North Africa) -- The Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia -- Sudan -- Syria -- Turkey.
ISBN 9780802865953 (pbk. : alk. paper)
080286595X (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 557404371
Table of Contents
 Our Love Affair with the Middle East: An Introduction 
IThe Churches of the Middle East 
 A Western Christian Appreciation of Eastern Christianity / David A. Kerr3
 The Future of Christians in the Arab World / Riad Jarjour12
 The Churches of the Middle East Now Work Together22
 The Importance of Jerusalem to Christians32
 A Timeline of Christianity in the Middle East37
 A Word about Numbers43
IIProfiles of the Churches 
 The Origins of the Diversity of Christianity in the Middle East47
 The Eastern Orthodox Family54
 The Oriental Orthodox Family66
 The Catholic Family79
 The Evangelical (Protestant) Family97
 The Assyrian Church of the East130
IIIChurch and State in the Middle East 
 A Brief History137
 The Holy Land: Israel and Palestine150
 The Maghreb (North Africa)176
 The Persian Gulf180
 Annotated Bibliography201

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