Maronites and Missionaries: a critical appraisal of the affair of As’ad al-Shidyâq (1825-1829)

David Kerr

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Abstract

A critical comparison of two mid 19th century versions of the story of As’ad al-Shidyâq, a young Maronite who became the first Protestant sympathiser in Lebanon; the first version written by an American missionary (Isaac Bird), the second by a Lebanese intellectual (Butrus al-Bustani) who became a Protestant. The comparison reveals differences between expatriate and indigenous perceptions of Protestantism in 19th century Lebanon.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Faithful Presence: essays for Kenneth Cragg
EditorsDavid Thomas
PublisherMelisende
Pages219-236
ISBN (Print)1-901764-25-7
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Philosophy, Ethics and Religion

Keywords

  • American Board of Commissioners Foreign Missions (ABCFM)
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Butrus al-Bustani
  • Maronites
  • As’ad al-Shidyâq
  • Mount Lebanon

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