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Reverses and Recovery 1896–1904

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/9780198267447.003.0006
Reverses and Recovery 1896–1904

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This chapter details the second decade of the Assyrian Mission from 1896–1904. During this period, conditions for many of the Syrians in both Persia and Turkey became more troubled; Archbishop Benson died; and a Russian Orthodox mission arrived in Persia which looked likely to take away the Mission's clients and its reason for existence. The worst did not happen: the Mission remained in place and even its ideology and morale were largely undamaged. But the scale of its operations was sharply reduced.

Keywords: Assyrian Mission; Church of the East; Archbishop Benson; Russian Orthodox Mission

Chapter.  23723 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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