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Najib George Awad, After-Mission, Beyond Evangelicalism: The Indigenous ‘Injīliyyūn’ in the Arab–Muslim Context of Syria-Lebanon

Najib George Awad, After-Mission, Beyond Evangelicalism: The Indigenous ‘Injīliyyūn’ in the... Book Reviews DOI: 10.3366/swc.2022.0406 Najib George Awad. 2020. After-Mission, Beyond Evangelicalism: The Indigenous ‘Injˉ ıliyyu ˉn’ in the Arab–Muslim Context of Syria-Lebanon. Leiden: Brill, pp. 387, Pb E70.00, $80.00. ISBN-13: 9789004444355 / E-book E132.00, $152.00. ISBN-13: 978900444435362. ‘Is Protestantism really still valid and relevant in the Arab Eastern Muslim and Arab Eastern Christian Middle East? Is the existence of the so-called Injˉ ıliyyu ˉn still meaningful and feasible, and what kind of purpose and meaningful presence can these Injˉ ıliyyu ˉn enjoy in the present and future of the region?’ (4). These questions are explored in this scholarly monograph by Najib George Awad, whose roots and early ministry were in the National Evangelical (Reformed/Presbyterian) Church in Syria and Lebanon and who now teaches at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut, USA. He writes as an insider with ‘an analytical hermeneutic of the situation from within’ (8), critiquing his own church tradition and using analytical skills developed in Western contexts from the study of several different disciplines. Part 1, ‘Mission, Evangelicalism and Injˉ ıliyya as “Identity Formation”’, attempts to diagnose ‘the identity crisis affecting them [Protestants in Syria and Lebanon] from historical, conceptual and cultural perspectives’ (139). Awad assumes that Christians in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Studies in World Christianity Edinburgh University Press

Najib George Awad, After-Mission, Beyond Evangelicalism: The Indigenous ‘Injīliyyūn’ in the Arab–Muslim Context of Syria-Lebanon

Studies in World Christianity , Volume 28 (3): 5 – Nov 1, 2022

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Book Reviews DOI: 10.3366/swc.2022.0406 Najib George Awad. 2020. After-Mission, Beyond Evangelicalism: The Indigenous ‘Injˉ ıliyyu ˉn’ in the Arab–Muslim Context of Syria-Lebanon. Leiden: Brill, pp. 387, Pb E70.00, $80.00. ISBN-13: 9789004444355 / E-book E132.00, $152.00. ISBN-13: 978900444435362. ‘Is Protestantism really still valid and relevant in the Arab Eastern Muslim and Arab Eastern Christian Middle East? Is the existence of the so-called Injˉ ıliyyu ˉn still meaningful and feasible, and what kind of purpose and meaningful presence can these Injˉ ıliyyu ˉn enjoy in the present and future of the region?’ (4). These questions are explored in this scholarly monograph by Najib George Awad, whose roots and early ministry were in the National Evangelical (Reformed/Presbyterian) Church in Syria and Lebanon and who now teaches at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut, USA. He writes as an insider with ‘an analytical hermeneutic of the situation from within’ (8), critiquing his own church tradition and using analytical skills developed in Western contexts from the study of several different disciplines. Part 1, ‘Mission, Evangelicalism and Injˉ ıliyya as “Identity Formation”’, attempts to diagnose ‘the identity crisis affecting them [Protestants in Syria and Lebanon] from historical, conceptual and cultural perspectives’ (139). Awad assumes that Christians in

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Published: Nov 1, 2022

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