04242cam a22006014a 4500001001300000003000600013005001700019008004100036010001700077035002000094040016800114016001800282019002500300020004100325020003800366020001800404020001500422035005700437042000800494043003000502050002400532082002400556084001500580084001700595084001700612049000900629100003400638245011300672260004700785300005100832336002600883337002800909338002700937490003500964504006700999505023801066520147601304590003402780590001102814600003402825610005802859650005602917650006002973650006103033650004703094650004503141650003603186830003203222856017903254856007503433994001203508999012003520ocn156902275OCoLC20161110020638.0070717s2008 nyuab b 001 0 eng c a 2007029232 a(Sirsi) a197902 aNIC/DLCbengcDLCdBTCTAdBAKERdC#PdYDXCPdTBSdNLGGCdIG#dKAAUAdCHVBKdCDXdGEBAYdA7UdUKMGBdBDXdOCLCFdALAULdCBCdVRCdCWIdDEBBGdOCLdOCLCQdOCLCOdNVS7 a0146873842Uk a320799061a774379501 a9780801446214q(cloth ;qalk. paper) a080144621Xq(cloth ;qalk. paper) a9780801475757 a0801475759 a(OCoLC)156902275z(OCoLC)320799061z(OCoLC)774379501 apcc an-us---aa-le---aaw-----00aBV3210.L4bM35 200800a266/.0237305692222 a11.782bcl aNP 60202rvk aNP 65002rvk aNVSS1 aMakdisi, Ussama Samir,d1968-10aArtillery of heaven :bAmerican missionaries and the failed conversion of the Middle East /cUssama Makdisi. aIthaca :bCornell University Press,c2008. axi, 262 pages :billustrations, maps ;c24 cm. atextbtxt2rdacontent aunmediatedbn2rdamedia avolumebnc2rdacarrier1 aThe United States in the world aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 221-251) and index.0 aMather's America -- "The grammar of heresy" : coexistence in an Ottoman Arab world -- The flying of time -- The artillery of heaven -- An Arab puritan -- The apotheosis of American exceptionalism -- The vindication of Asʻad Shidyaq.1 a"In Artillery of Heaven, Ussama Makdisi presents a foundational American encounter with the Arab world that occurred in the nineteenth century, shortly after the arrival of the first American Protestant missionaries in the Middle East. He tells the dramatic tale of the conversion and death of As'ad Shidyaq, the earliest Arab convert to American Protestantism. The struggle over this man's body and soul - and over how his story might be told - changed the actors and cultures on both sides." "In the unfamiliar, multireligious landscape of the Middle East, American missionaries at first conflated Arabs with Native Americans and American culture with an uncompromising evangelical Christianity. In turn, their Christian and Muslim opponents in the Ottoman Empire condemned the missionaries as malevolent intruders. Yet during the ensuing confrontation within and across cultures an unanticipated spirit of toleration was born that cannot be credited to either Americans or Arabs alone. Makdisi provides a genuinely transnational narrative for this new, liberal awakening in the Middle East and the challenges that beset it." "By exploring missed opportunities for cultural understanding, by retrieving unused historical evidence, and by juxtaposing for the first time Arab perspectives and archives with American ones, this book counters a notion of an inevitable clash of civilizations and thus reshapes our view of the history of America in the Arab world."--Jacket. aamazon 11/10/16 19.95 ftu LNS zStacks10aShidyāq, Asʻad,d1798-1830.20aAmerican Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. 0aMissions, AmericanzLebanonxHistoryy19th century. 0aMissions, AmericanzMiddle EastxHistoryy19th century. 0aReligious pluralismzMiddle EastxHistoryy19th century. 0aMaroniteszLebanonxHistoryy19th century. 0aChristianity and other religionsxIslam. 0aIslamxRelationsxChristianity. 0aUnited States in the world.413Table of contentsuhttp://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&local_base=BVB01&doc_number=016378864&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA423Book review (H-Net)uhttp://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=31695 aC0bNVS aBV3210 .L4 M35 2008wLCc1iB002980400d3/22/2017e1/5/2017f3/22/2017g2lSTACKS2mMAINn1rYsNtBOOKu10/21/2016