This comprehensive reference volume covers every country in North Africa and West Asia, offering reliable demographic information and original interpretative essays by indigenous scholars and practitioners. It maps patterns of growth and decline, assesses major traditions and movements, analyzes key themes and examines current trends.
Key points and features:
• Profiles of Christianity in every country in North Africa and West Asia including clearly presented statistical and demographic information (Morocco and Western Sahara, Algeria and Tunisia, Libya, Sudan, Egypt, Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, The Gulf [Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen], Armenia and Karabakh, and Georgia and Azerbaijan)
• Analyses of leading features and current trends written by indigenous scholars
• Essays examining each of the major Christian traditions (Anglicans, Independents, Orthodox, Protestants, Roman Catholics, Evangelicals, Pentecostals/Charismatics)
• Essays exploring key themes such as faith and culture, worship and spirituality, theology, social and political engagement, mission and evangelism, religious freedom, interfaith relations, slavery, anthropology of evil, and migration Target audience: Christians interested in African and Asian