Publications

Tawfiq Canaan: An Autobiography

Tawfiq Canaan: An Autobiography

Published At: 2021-01-29

Autobiographies give a unique, eyewitness account of historical events experienced by one particular person, an account of a life with all its ups and downs, struggles and failures, successes and setbacks. Canaan autobiography recounts a very rich life of one of Palestine’s leading ethnographers, medical doctor, public figure and one of the most productive intellectuals in the first half of the twentieth century. He recalls the socio-economic and political history of Palestine through the unique...

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Resisting Occupation: A Global Struggle for Liberation

Resisting Occupation: A Global Struggle for Liberation

Published At: 2020-09-26

In Resisting Occupation, international scholars discuss the radical denial of human flourishing caused by the occupation of mind, body, spirit, and land. They explore how religious perspectives can be, and often are, constructed by occupiers to justify their actions, perpetuate exploitation, and domesticate indigenous landholders. In the name of Christianization and civilization, which has proven to be a global phenomenon beyond time and space, a consistent domestication process is established....

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Bethlehem: A Sociocultural History

Bethlehem: A Sociocultural History

Published At: 2020-09-16

Bethlehem has a unique setting spanning a fertile landscape to the west and desert to the east. Its diverse environment made it a center for Baal and Adonis on the one hand, and the perfect setting for desert monasteries on the other. Its historical and religious significance turned it into a place for pilgrimage and a tourist destination, while its location on one of the ancient trade routes made it a city for expansive cultural exchange. The city’s present-day inhabitants of Christian and Musl...

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The Double Lockdown: Palestine under Occupation and COVID-19

The Double Lockdown: Palestine under Occupation and COVID-19

Published At: 2020-05-21

This unique booklet on the impact of COVID-19 on Palestine was prompted by the need to provide an overview of the effects of COVID-19 in the realms of politics, economy, health, gender, and religion. The booklet contains eleven contributions by prominent public figures in Palestine.

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The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook of Christianity in the Middle East

The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook of Christianity in the Middle East

Published At: 2019-02-03

This work represents the current and most relevant content on the studies of how Christianity has fared in the ancient home of its founder and birth. Much has been written about Christianity and how it has survived since its migration out of its homeland but this comprehensive reference work reassesses the geographic and demographic impact of the dramatic changes in this perennially combustible world region. The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook of Christianity in the Middle East also spans the hist...

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Faith in the Face of Empire : The Bible through Palestinian Eyes

Faith in the Face of Empire : The Bible through Palestinian Eyes

Published At: 2014-01-17

This Book is a best Seller that received a starred review, indicating a book of outstanding quality. The book made it to the list of the best books of 2014 by Publishers Weekly. Only 20 books from the religion category made it to the top list and Raheb's book was one of them. “The author offers his thoughtful analysis of the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict through making astute historical and biblical connections that culminate in the presentation of hope as ‘faith in action’. A scho...

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Bethlehem Besieged: Stories of Hope in Times of Trouble

Bethlehem Besieged: Stories of Hope in Times of Trouble

Published At: 2004-06-01

The pastor of Christmas Church, a Palestinian Lutheran congregation, Mitri Raheb here presents a powerful collection of compelling personal stories of desperation and hope in the midst of lethal conflict, bringing the Palestinian/Israeli conflict up close and personal. Raheb's lifelong commitment to his people has kept him in the legendary birthplace of Christianity, even as Bethlehem has become a flashpoint in the world's most volatile and hate-filled conflict. His passionate personal testimony...

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