This study and source book chronicles the evolution and history of the Maronite Church and Christians of Lebanon, from their controversial beginnings to the present. The book explicitly and significantly explains the survival of the Maronites caught in the hostile environment of the Middle East. Also it reconstructs the history of Lebanon and its Catholic Church within the context of the Lebanese state and indicates the importance of the Maronites to the region and well beyond.
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A world class scholar and leading authority on the Near and Middle East and Islamic Civilization, Dr. A. J. Abraham received his B.A. and M.A. from Hunter College and his Ph.D. from New York University. He has lived in Lebanon and has traveled throughout the Near East. He teaches at John Jay College (CUNY) and at New York Institute of Technology. Professor Abraham s published works have a constant theme, they show us how the world should be, and not to accept it as it is seen. He sees wrong and indicates ways to correct it. His extraordinary vision of humanity rewrites the rules of world order, political conflicts, and religious confrontations to foster peace and justice in a compelling way.
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