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Author Heyrman, Christine Leigh, author.

Title American apostles : when evangelicals entered the world of Islam / Christine Leigh Heyrman.

Publication Info. New York : Hill and Wang, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    266.0092 HEY    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part one: American Orients -- The age of wonders -- "By the beard of Mahomet!" -- "A perfect romance" -- Part two: Jihad -- British connections -- "Our great weapon" -- Part three: Hegira -- Turning Turk -- An American Muslim -- Part four: The hidden man -- Epiphanies -- At the gates of Damascus.
Summary ""American Apostles" brings to life evangelicals' first encounters with the Middle East and uncovers their complicated legacy. The Palestine mission held the promise of acquainting Americans with a fuller and more accurate understanding of Islam, but ultimately it bolstered a more militant Christianity, one that became the unofficial creed of the United States over the course of the nineteenth century. The political and religious consequences of that outcome endure to this day."--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Missions -- Middle East -- History -- 19th century.
Protestant churches -- Missions -- History -- 19th century.
Missions, American -- Middle East -- History -- 19th century.
Missionaries -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780809023981 hardcover
0809023989 hardcover

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