By Heather J. Sharkey
In 1854, American Presbyterian missionaries arrived in Egypt as a part of a bigger Anglo-American Protestant stream aiming for around the world evangelization. secure through British imperial strength, and later by way of mounting American international effect, their firm flourished through the subsequent century. American Evangelicals in Egypt follows the continuing and sometimes unforeseen variations initiated by way of missionary actions among the mid-nineteenth century and 1967--when the Six-Day Arab-Israeli struggle uprooted the americans in Egypt.
Heather Sharkey makes use of Arabic and English resources to make clear the various features of missionary encounters with Egyptians. those happened via associations, akin to faculties and hospitals, and during literacy courses and rural improvement initiatives that expected later efforts of NGOs. To Egyptian Muslims and Coptic Christians, missionaries offered new types for civic participation and for women's roles in collective worship and neighborhood lifestyles. even as, missionary efforts to transform Muslims and reform Copts inspired new different types of Egyptian social activism and brought on nationalists to enact legislation proscribing missionary actions. confronted via Islamic strictures and customs concerning apostasy and conversion, and by means of expectancies in regards to the right constitution of Christian-Muslim kinfolk, missionaries in Egypt trigger debates approximately non secular liberty that reverberate even this present day. eventually, the missionary event in Egypt ended in reconsiderations of project coverage and evangelism in ways in which had long term repercussions for the tradition of yank Protestantism.
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American Evangelicals in Egypt: Missionary Encounters in an Age of Empire (Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the Ancient to the Modern World) by Heather J. Sharkey