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Title: Protestant missionaries perspectives on the arab orthodox and orthodoxy at the turn of the 20th century
Other Titles: هنري جيسوب، نظرة بروتستانتيّة عامّة حول الأرثوذكس العرب والأرثوذكسيّة في مطلع القرن العشرين
Le regard des missionnaires protestants sur les orthodoxes arabes et sur l’orthodoxie au tournant du XXe siècle
Authors: Rubeiz, Imad E. 
Affiliations: UOB Special Programs 
Keywords: Arab Orthodox
20th Century
University of Balamand
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: University of Balamand
Part of: Chronos
Issue: 40
Start page: 55
End page: 74
Some centuries after the onset of European missionaries to the East and their
competition over winning converts, Protestants started their missionary work at the
turn of the nineteenth century in an East which was then under the Ottoman Rule.
From Aleppo to Palestine, they eventually promulgated across the entire Near and
Middle East, with the purpose of instilling in the population there — both Muslim
and Christian — what they believed to be the “true” Christian faith. In fact, their
claim revolved around their firm conviction that both Catholics and Orthodox have
gone astray in their basic elements of faith, which in turn have always dissuaded the
Moslems to accept Christianity as the true religion. From primary protestant sources,
this paper will focus on their perspective regarding the “degrading” Orthodox faith,
and their “shallow” clerics and “obsolete” established traditions.
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Type: Journal Article
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