Christians In Islamic Lands
The presence of Christians in the Middle East has given rise to a series of misconceptions among Muslims and Christians alike. In an attempt to elucidate current tensions, Claude Lorieux retraces the little known history of Christianity, particularly from its developments in Asia Minor, where Saint Paul preached, and Egypt, where monastic life first appeared. It is in the Middle East that Christianity split into a diversity of churches. Breaking many stereotypes, Claude Lorieux blends historical studies with anecdotes of political and religious figures of the time. He offers a complete overview of Christian life in Turkey, Sudan, Iran, Egypt, Jerusalem and Saudi Arabia and shows how some religious communities are endangered and others protected thanks to their demographics.
Claude Lorieux : A special correspondent in the Middle East for Le Figaro, Claude Lorieux has spent the last 20 years studying the life, evolution and wars of a region he has grown to know so well.