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Artillery of heaven :

American missionaries and the failed conversion of the Middle East /

Ussama Makdisi.

Main Author: Makdisi, Ussama Samir, 1968-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008
Series: United States in the world.
Subjects: Shidyāq, Asʻad, > 1798-1830.
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
Missions, American > Lebanon > History > 19th century.
Missions, American > Middle East > History > 19th century.
Religious pluralism > Middle East > History > 19th century.
Maronites > Lebanon > History > 19th century.
Christianity and other religions > Islam.
Islam > Relations > Christianity.
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Table of Contents:
  • Mather'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.

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