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Editorial: Heritage and Identity. Exploring the Middle East within World Christianity

Editorial: Heritage and Identity. Exploring the Middle East within World Christianity ELIZABETH S. MARTEIJN AND LUCY SCHOUTEN Editorial: Heritage and Identity. Exploring the Middle East within World Christianity ANCIENT YET LIVING TRADITIONS It is only fitting that Studies in World Christianity dedicates a special issue to the geographical region that is the cradle of Christianity: the Middle East. This region, spread across North Africa and West Asia, was the site of some of the most significant events in early church history. Jesus Christ was born in a village that is now the bustling Palestinian city of Bethlehem, and the holy Middle Eastern city of Jerusalem was the scene of his death, resurrection, ascension and, shortly thereafter, of the earliest missionary movement, when Jesus’ disciples ventured into the world to spread the Christian message. The apostle Paul received his vision of Jesus Christ on the way to Damascus – what is now the capital of Syria, and his voyages brought him to other places in the contemporary Middle East, mostly in what is now Turkey. The second-century prolific Church Father Tertullian wrote his apologetic and dogmatic literature from the ancient city of Carthage, which is now a neighbourhood in the Tunisian capital city of Tunis, and fourth-century Church Father Athanasius operated http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Studies in World Christianity Edinburgh University Press

Editorial: Heritage and Identity. Exploring the Middle East within World Christianity

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Edinburgh University Press
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Copyright © Edinburgh University Press
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1354-9901
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1750-0230
DOI
10.3366/swc.2022.0399
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ELIZABETH S. MARTEIJN AND LUCY SCHOUTEN Editorial: Heritage and Identity. Exploring the Middle East within World Christianity ANCIENT YET LIVING TRADITIONS It is only fitting that Studies in World Christianity dedicates a special issue to the geographical region that is the cradle of Christianity: the Middle East. This region, spread across North Africa and West Asia, was the site of some of the most significant events in early church history. Jesus Christ was born in a village that is now the bustling Palestinian city of Bethlehem, and the holy Middle Eastern city of Jerusalem was the scene of his death, resurrection, ascension and, shortly thereafter, of the earliest missionary movement, when Jesus’ disciples ventured into the world to spread the Christian message. The apostle Paul received his vision of Jesus Christ on the way to Damascus – what is now the capital of Syria, and his voyages brought him to other places in the contemporary Middle East, mostly in what is now Turkey. The second-century prolific Church Father Tertullian wrote his apologetic and dogmatic literature from the ancient city of Carthage, which is now a neighbourhood in the Tunisian capital city of Tunis, and fourth-century Church Father Athanasius operated

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Studies in World ChristianityEdinburgh University Press

Published: Nov 1, 2022

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