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Patriarchs of the Syrian Orthodox Church in the Nineteenth Century

baṭārikat al-suryān fī āl-qarn āl-tāsi` `ashr


A history of the Syrian Orthodox Patriarchs of the nineteenth century as they struggle against political, internal, and external opposition.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-456-6
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Oct 27,2011
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 80
Language: Arabic
ISBN: 978-1-61719-456-6
$112.00

Nineteenth century Syrian Orthodox history marks a period of strife as the Church struggles to survive amid oppressive regimes from the Ottoman Empire and their corrupt local magistrates. At the same time Catholic missionaries from Europe arrive on Syrian soil in hopes of converting Orthodox believers. The combination tolls devastation for the Syrian Orthodox Church as its population dwindles and begins to shift geographically. Such is the predicament of the internal and external conflicts to which the Syrian patriarchs of the time must respond. Keeping this in mind, Metropolitan Athanasius Aphram Barsoum begins his chronicling of the nineteenth century Syrian patriarchs as they persevere to keep their Christian faith intact against foreign and domestic opposition.

Nineteenth century Syrian Orthodox history marks a period of strife as the Church struggles to survive amid oppressive regimes from the Ottoman Empire and their corrupt local magistrates. At the same time Catholic missionaries from Europe arrive on Syrian soil in hopes of converting Orthodox believers. The combination tolls devastation for the Syrian Orthodox Church as its population dwindles and begins to shift geographically. Such is the predicament of the internal and external conflicts to which the Syrian patriarchs of the time must respond. Keeping this in mind, Metropolitan Athanasius Aphram Barsoum begins his chronicling of the nineteenth century Syrian patriarchs as they persevere to keep their Christian faith intact against foreign and domestic opposition.

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