Globalization Processes and Christians in the Middle East: A Comparative Analysis

  title={Globalization Processes and Christians in the Middle East: A Comparative Analysis},
  author={Sotirios Roussos},
  journal={The Journal of the Middle East and Africa},
  pages={111 - 130}
  • S. Roussos
  • Published 4 May 2014
  • History
  • The Journal of the Middle East and Africa
The recent Arab rebellions have underscored the rapid decline of the Christian population in the Middle East. More than a century ago, during the late nineteenth-century globalization process, Christians seemed to flourish in the Middle East, becoming major agents of Arab nationalism and playing a significant role in the building of modernity in most of the Arab Middle East. Eastern Christians’ eroded dhimmitude (a situation where non-Muslims are being allowed to retain their religious beliefs… 
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