Attempting to Bring the Gospel Home: Scottish Missions to Palestine

598d2b4adc35f.jpg Author Michael Marten
Isbn 9781850439837
File size 2MB
Year 2005
Pages 300
Language English
File format PDF
Category Religion

Book Description:

This book examines the role of the Scottish churches as part of the British imperial enterprise in the Middle East. These missions had as their stated aim the conversion of Jews to Protestantism, but also attempted to ""convert"" other Christians and Muslims. Michael Marten dicusses the missions to Damascus, Aleppo, Tiberias, Safad, Hebron and Jaffa. 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 their supporting constituency in Scotland.



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