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6/6 MISSIONARY MOVEMENT – DR. AZIZ ATIYA

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In their desperate struggle against ignorance and stagnation, the Jacobites ( The Syrians ) began to look to the West for co-operative measures, and the coming of the missionary appeared at first to be a sure way of salvation – hence the early acquiescence of the church to the emergence of this new modernizing factor in the educational and spiritual life of the people. The Syrian missions came from three sources Rome, America and England. All were no doubt well- meaning at the beginning and wished to render much-needed service. The Roman Catholics were the earliest on the scene, and...

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4/6 AGE OF DECLINE – DR. AZIZ ATIYA

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The clement tolerance of Arab rule did not last forever. Two main circumstances contributed to the imminent change in their dealings with the Christian communities in their dominions. First, the continuous growth in the education of the Muslim rendered the caliphate less and less dependent on Christian functionaries. Thus we find increasing instances of wholesale Christian dismissals from office by the caliphs and sultans, sometimes with and often without any conceivable pretext beyond religion. Secondly, the decline of the pure Arab and the steady weakness of the caliphate against the rise...

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