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

Kerr, David LU (2003) In A Faithful Presence: essays for Kenneth Cragg p.219-236
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.
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American Board of Commissioners Foreign Missions (ABCFM), Ottoman Empire, Butrus al-Bustani, Maronites, As’ad al-Shidyâq, Mount Lebanon
in
A Faithful Presence: essays for Kenneth Cragg
editor
Thomas, David
pages
219 - 236
publisher
Melisende
ISBN
1-901764-25-7
language
English
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yes
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e27e45ee-decc-4bcc-8a59-0d67fce237ff (old id 939464)
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  year         = {2003},
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