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American missionaries and the Middle East : foundational encounters /
edited by Mehmet Ali Doǧan and Heather J. Sharkey.
imprint
Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, c2011.
description
xliii, 346 p.. [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1607810387 (Paper), 9781607810384 (Paper)
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imprint
Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, c2011.
isbn
1607810387 (Paper)
9781607810384 (Paper)
general note
Proceedings of the 2005 and 2006 annual meetings of the Middle East Studies Association of North America.
catalogue key
8394457
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-330) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Mehmet Ali Dogan is an alumnus of Bilkent University in Ankara and is pursuing his PhD at the University of Utah. He teaches at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of Istanbul Technical University. His recent article The Missionary Activities of Elias Riggs in Izmir appeared in the International Journal of Turcologia. Heather J. Sharkey is an associate professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Living with Colonialism: Nationalism and Culture in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan and American Evangelicals in Egypt: Missionary Encounters in an Age of Empire.
Reviews
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"A powerful essay tells a story. A powerful essay collection creatively collates shorter stories, mutually enriching, illuminating, and synthesizing each other. [This volume] assembles 10 essay-stories on one of the most controversial topics in modern Middle Eastern history and Muslim-Christian relations. By chronicling 'foundation encounters', the authors furnish a formidable provision for religious studies, missiology, history, and Middle Eastern Studies."- Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations
"An outstanding volume.... I highly recommend this fine collection to mission historians and students of Christian history."- International Bulletin of Missionary Research
"An outstanding contribution to the field of mission history in the Middle East and the history of the Middle East in general. The first collection solely focused on American mission."-Nancy L. Stockdale, University of North Texas
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Summaries
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During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, American missionary encounters in the Middle East set foundations for later U.S.-Middle Eastern relations. Missionaries presented examples of American culture to Middle Eastern peoples, just as they interpreted the Middle East for Americans back home. These engagements prompt larger questions about the consequences of American Christian cultural projection into the wider world. This volume focuses on regions that were once part of the Ottoman Empire in western Asia, the Balkans, and North Africa. Contributors explain the distinctly American dimensions of these missionary encounters, the cultural influences they exerted on the region, and their consequences for local nationalism, print culture, education, and more. This is an excellent resource for specialists in history, Middle Eastern studies, American studies, religious studies, missiology, and anyone interested more broadly in American engagement in the Middle East.
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Edited by Mehmet Ali Dogan and Heather J. Sharkey Utah Series in Turkish and Islamic Studies Hakan Yavuz Middle East During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, American missionary encounters in the Middle East set foundations for later U.S.-Middle Eastern relations. Missionaries presented examples of American culture to Middle Eastern peoples, just as they interpreted the Middle East for Americans back home. These engagements prompt larger questions about the consequences of American Christian cultural projection into the wider world. This volume focuses on regions that were once part of the Ottoman Empire in western Asia, the Balkans, and North Africa. Contributors explain the distinctly American dimensions of these missionary encounters, the cultural influences they exerted on the region, and their consequences for local nationalism, print culture, education, and more. This is an excellent resource for specialists in history, Middle Eastern studies, American studies, religious studies, missiology, and anyone interested more broadly in American engagement in the Middle East.
Main Description
Proceedings of the 2005 and 2006 annual meetings of the Middle East Studies Association of North America.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. ix
American Missionaries and the Middle East: A History Enmeshed
Shifting Foundations of American Missions
From New England into New Lands: The Beginning of a Long Storyp. 3
The Flexibility of Home: Exploring the Spaces and Definitions of the Home and Family Employed by the ABCFM Missionaries in Ottoman Syria from 1823 to 1860p. 33
At the Center of the Debate: Bebek Seminary and the Educational Policy of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (1840-1860)p. 63
From Religious to American Proselytism: Mary Mills Patrick and the ôSanctification of the Intellectöp. 84
ôThey Are Not Known to Usö: The Ottomans, the Mormons, and the Protestants in the Late Ottoman Empirep. 122
Ripples of Change: The Consequences of Missionary Encounters
The Gospel of Science and American Evangelism in Late Ottoman Beirutp. 167
Petko Slaveykov, the Protestant Press, and the Gendered Language of Moral Reform in Bulgarian Nationalismp. 211
American Missionaries, the Arabic Bible, and Coptic Reform in Late Nineteenth-Century Egyptp. 237
Comparing Missions: Pentecostal and Presbyterian Orphanages on the Nilep. 260
Bibliographyp. 285
Contributorsp. 331
Indexp. 333
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