Chapter

First Acquaintance

J.F. COAKLEY

in The Church of the East and the Church of England

Published in print July 1992 | ISBN: 9780198267447
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683268 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267447.003.0002
First Acquaintance

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This chapter begins with a description of the Church of the East. The Church of the East is simply the church of the ancient Persian Empire with a history dating back to the planting of anonymous merchants or prisoners from the Roman empire from the 2nd century onwards. The chapter then discusses the earliest stirrings of interest in England for an acquaintance with the Church of the East in the 19th century and the mission of George Percy Badger.

Keywords: Church of the East; Assyrian Church; Church of England; George Percy Badger; Christian Rassam; William Palmer

Chapter.  17737 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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