Christian Persecutions in the Middle East: A 21st Century Tragedy

By: George J. Marlin

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1st Edition / 1st Printing - Never Opened / Never Read .................. TOC: PART ONE - The Middle East: An Historic Overview -- 1.) The Birth and rise of Christianity in the Middle East -- 2.) The birth of Islam and the rise of Islamist terrorism in the Middle East ------------ PART TWO - The Unthinkable in the 21st Century -- 3.) Turkey -- 4.) Egypt -- 5.) Lebanon -- 6.) Syria -- 7.) Iraq -- 8.) Iran -- 9.) Saudi Arabia -- 10.) Sudan/South Sudan ------------ PART THREE: Christian Perspectives on the Middle East -- 11.) Roundtable on the plight of Christians in the Middle East -- 12.) 'Voices' on Christianity & Islam -- 12a.) The fate of Christians in the Middle East / Bishop Elias Sleman -- 12b.) Meeting the challenges faced by Christians in the Middle East / Bishop Angaelos -- 12c.) Testimony of a Christian life in the Middle East / Sister Marie Melham -- 12d.) Violence in Islam and Christianity / Father Wafik Nasry -- 12e.) Why continue to purse 'dialogue' with Islam? / Father Laurent Basanese ------------ EPILOGUE: Prayer by Patriarch Louis Sako ------------ APPENDIX: * Advent 2014 letter to Christians in the Middle East / Pope Francis -- ** Regensburg address / Pope Benedict XVI -- *** Encyclical on centenary of Armenian genocide / Catholicos Aram I -- **** Outgoing presidential address to U.S. hierarchy / Cardinal Timothy Dolan -- ***** The ideology that justifies Islamist violence must be dismantled / Patriarch Louis Sako -- ****** May 7, 2015 statement of solidarity with Christians and other minorities in the Middle East. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . Even before ISIS launched its ultra-violent campaign targeting Iraqi Christians in the summer of 2014, Pope Francis proclaimed that the current wave of Christian persecution in the Middle East is worse than the suffering inflicted on believers in the centuries of the early Church. Since the Arab Spring and the start of the civil war in Syria in 2011, which have thrown the region into utter chaos, Muslim extremists have killed thousands of Christians every year, while destroying and desecrating countless churches. Christian communities in Syria, Iraq, and Egypt have been hardest hit. In his new book, author and political commentator George J. Marlin, chairman of Aid to the Church in Need-USA – an agency under the guidance of the Pope that supports the persecuted and suffering Church around the world – describes the sharp rise in Christian persecution in the Middle East. After brief narratives on the rise of Christianity, Islam, and terrorism in the Middle East, Marlin documents country by country, acts of twenty-first century Christian persecution that is nearing a bloody climax that could produce the unthinkable: a Middle East without Christians and the destruction of an ancient patrimony that has been a vital link to the very birth of Christianity. George J. Marlin, Chairman of Aid to the Church in Need U.S.A., is a former Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Title: Christian Persecutions in the Middle East: A 21st Century Tragedy

Author Name: George J. Marlin

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Edition: First Edition

Publisher: St. Augustines Press: June 2015

ISBN Number: 1587314983

ISBN Number 13: 9781587314988

Size: Soft Cover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: As New

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