"This short book fills a notable gap. It is the only popular introduction in English to the Christians of the Holy Land. .... The rich mosaic of the Christian presence is surveyed in a review of the story of the Churches of the Middle East down the centuries. The reader is introduced to the different Orthodox traditions, the growth of the Catholic Churches and the formation of the more recent Protestant (including Anglican) denominations". -- Intro., p. iii.
Contents: Introduction -- Setting the scene -- The start of the story -- A clearer picture of people and places -- The Holy Sepulchre -- Diversity -- Muslims and momophysites -- Crusaders and Catholics -- Eastern Christians united with Rome -- Protestant missionary activity -- Anglicans in Jerusalem -- Younger Protestant Churches.-- Christians and Jews -- The world's painful apex -- The Christian Church of the Middle East (diagram).