Missionary Politics in Late Ottoman Palestine

  title={Missionary Politics in Late Ottoman Palestine},
  author={Konstantinos Papastathis},
  journal={Social Sciences and Missions},
  • K. Papastathis
  • Published 12 November 2019
  • History
  • Social Sciences and Missions
The aim of the paper is to elaborate on the Jerusalem Orthodox Patriarchate’s missionary work in late Ottoman times, paying special attention on its incapacity to counteract the activities of its rivals within the religious market of Palestine. In particular, the article addresses the following research questions: What was the extent of the Patriarchate’s missionary activity, and its stance vis-à-vis the work of the other Church missions, i.e. the Roman-Catholic, and Protestant? Was its… 


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