Centuries before the existance of the Islamic faith, there were Arabs who could be described as Christian. And there has been a Christian Arabism, an Arab Christianity, since Muhammad’s day. Arab Christianity has survived Muslim dominance, and this enlightening book takes an in-depth look at its survival. Cragg discusses pre-7th-century Christianity, the effects of the rise of Islam, the influence of Greek and Latin Christianity, the effects of Western attitudes toward the region as expressed in crusades, and the problems of survival and self-fulfillment.
A History in the Middle East