The Body and the Blood: The Middle East's Vanishing Christians and the Possibility for Peace

By: Charles M. Sennott

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As the Middle East has gone up in flames, no image so captured the clash of cultures as did the siege at the Church of the Nativity, where Christian monks were trapped inside the fortress-like church, as Palestinian gunmen faced off against the Israeli military for five weeks. As Muslim and Jew battled for control, the Christians were caught in the crossfire: endangered and largely forgotten, victims of somebody else's war. In The Body and the Blood, Charles M. Sennott examines the dwindling Christian communities of the modern Middle East in search of answers to the following questions: Why is Christianity dying out in the land where it began? And what are the consequences, not only for the future of Christianity but for the Middle East itself? From Israel to Lebanon to Egypt to Jordan to the ancient cities of the West Bank, Sennott finds that the themes resonating today are the same as those that convulsed the region at the time of Christ. His frontline reporting is powerful and provocative, as he shines a new light on the Middle East.

Title: The Body and the Blood: The Middle East's Vanishing Christians and the Possibility for Peace

Author Name: Charles M. Sennott

Categories: Middle East,

Publisher: PublicAffairs: 2002-12

ISBN Number: 1586481657

ISBN Number 13: 9781586481650

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: BF-1586481657

Description: Light edgewear, no markings in text, no spine crease, black mark on top of page block, pages clean and binding tight