Iran and Christianity
In this enlightening study Mark Bradley looks at the growing underground church in Iran. Given the hostility of the regime, it is often assumed that Christianity is withering in Iran, but in fact more Iranian Muslims have become Christians...
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In this enlightening study Mark Bradley looks at the growing underground church in Iran. Given the hostility of the regime, it is often assumed that Christianity is withering in Iran, but in fact more Iranian Muslims have become Christians in the last 25 years than since the seventh century, when Islam first came to Iran.&
Beginning with an in-depth look at the historical identity of Iran, religiously, culturally and politically, Bradley shows how this identity makes Iranians inclined towards Christianity. He goes on to look at the impact of the 1979 revolution, an event which has brought war, economic chaos and totalitarianism to Iran, and its implications for Iranian faith. The study concludes with an analysis of church growth since 1979 and an examination of the emerging underground church.&
This is a fascinating work, guaranteed to improve any reader's knowledge of not only Iranian faith and church growth, but of Iranian culture and history as a whole thanks to the thorough treatment given to the country's background.
Mark Bradley has been involved with the Iranian church for over twenty years. He has written extensively on Iran and Christian mission. Mark spent many years in Asia as a Bible teacher and he now works for a mission agency focused on the Middle East.
- Foreword; Part One Iran's Identify; Chapter 1 Iran's Religious Identity; Chapter 2 Iran's Cultural Identity; Chapter 3 Iran's Political Identity; Conclusion To Part One; Part Two Impact Of Revolution; Chapter 4 The Revolution; Chapter 5 War; Chapter 6 Economic Hardship Chapter; 7 Cultural And Political Authoritarianism; Conclusion To Part Two; Part Three Christianity; Chapter 8 Christianity Before 1979; Chapter 9 The Church And The Islamic Republic; Conclusion; Bibliography.