Attempting to Bring the Gospel Home: Scottish Missions to palestine, 1839-1917 (International Library of Colonial History v. 3)

Attempting to Bring the Gospel Home: Scottish Missions to palestine, 1839-1917 (International Library of Colonial History v. 3)

By: Michael Marten (author)Hardback

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The first comprehensive study of Scottish religious imperialism in the Middle East highly topical in the light of parallels with American religious imperialism in the region has interdisciplinary importance and appeal Attempting to Bring the Gospel Home portrays the Scottish missions to Palestine carried out by Presbyterian churches. These missions had as their stated aim the conversion of Jews to Protestantism, but also attempted to 'convert' other Christians and Muslims. Marten discusses the missions to Damascus, Aleppo, Tiberias, Safad, Hebron and Jaffa, and locates the missionaries in their religious, social, national and imperial contexts. He describes the three main methods of the missionaries' work - confrontation, education and medicine - as well as the ways in which these were communicated to the supporting constituency in Scotland. Michael Marten was formerly a graduate student in the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh, and now teaches at SOAS.

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Michael Marten was formerly a graduate student in the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh, and now teaches at SOAS.

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  • ISBN13: 9781850439837
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 274
  • ID: 9781850439837
  • ISBN10: 1850439834

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