Christianity in Iraq

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Overview

Christianity was firmly established in Iraq from the earliest times, and the Churches of Iraq were to play a major role in the development of Christian theology and spirituality for many centuries. By the seventh century evangelization from Iraq had brought Christianity to China, Central Asia and India. Yet few people in the West are aware of Christianity's vibrant past in this region, or of the fact that Christianity has continued to be a significant cultural and religious presence in Iraq right up to the present day.
The story of the Churches of Iraq, their interaction with each other and their varied fortunes under successive Parthian, Sassanid, Arab, Mongol and Ottoman rule, is told here with consummate skill. Suha Rassam guides the reader seemingly effortlessly through complex issues of doctrinal dispute and ecclesiastical politics. She helps us explore the ancient heritage of these Churches, and the major contribution they have made to the intellectual development of the region and the wider world.

Suha Rassam's book comes to fill a large vacuum in the knowledge of those in the West, many of whom are still not aware of the fact that from ancient times Christianity was firmly rooted in Iraq and the rest of the territory now seen as the 'Arab Middle East'.
Archbishop Mikhael Al Jamil, Patriarchal Vicar of the Syrian Catholic Church of Antioch to the Holy See and Vicar Apostolic for Europe

Dr Suha Rassam has written a work of remarkable scholarship. But is is also a vivid portrayal of an extraordinary story of conflict, persecution and, for fifty years in the twentieth century, of hope, harmony and prosperity for the Christian community in Iraq. It would be a tragedy if that Christian community were now extinguished.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster

Gives to the general interested public a comprehensive and informed insight into two thousand years of Christianity in Iraq.
Dr Erica Hunter, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780852446331
  • Publisher: Gracewing Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
Foreword
Preface
1 The matrix of Christianity in the Middle East 9
2 The first four centuries 24
3 The fifth and sixth centuries 35
4 The seventh to the sixteenth centuries 76
5 The sixteenth to the twentieth centuries - under Ottoman rule 99
6 The twentieth century - the modern state of Iraq 133
7 The twenty-first century 164
Iraq under occupation and transitional rule 183
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