Publications

The Invention of History (Contextual Theology Series Book 1)

The Invention of History (Contextual Theology Series Book 1)

Published At: 2015-06-15

The book analyzes major theological trends and shifts of the twentieth century and focuses on the Interplay between Theology and Politics regarding Israel and Palestine.

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Glaube unter imperialer Macht: Eine palästinensische Theologie der Hoffnung (German Edition)

Glaube unter imperialer Macht: Eine palästinensische Theologie der Hoffnung (German Edition)

Published At: 2014-10-27

Für Mitri Raheb wirft die Geschichte des Volkes in Palästina, die zugleich seine eigene Geschichte als arabischer Christ ist, ein völlig neues Licht auf die biblische Botschaft wie auch auf Geschichte und Geschick Jesu. Was Jesus wollte und welche Hoffnung in der biblischen Botschaft zu Hause ist, das erschließt hier ein palästinensischer Christ an der Geschichte seines unterdrückten Volkes. Ein Palästinenser, der den Juden Jesus für sich in Anspruch nimmt! – Eine Provokation! Die Bibel als B...

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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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Sailing through Troubled Waters

Sailing through Troubled Waters

Published At: 2013-05-13

It was in 1988 that Mitri Raheb was ordained Pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan and the Holy Land and was installed as Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem after finishing his seminary studies and doctorate in Germany in Church History. Besides being a Pastor, Mitri Raheb continued to be involved in the theological discussion and research both at home as well as in regional and international settings. The selected articles were given by Rev. Raheb at...

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Palestinian Christians in the West Bank

Palestinian Christians in the West Bank

Published At: 2012-08-17

Many resources could be found dealing with the status of Palestinian Christians. However, a few of them could be considered comprehensive and up-to-date. This has been confirmed by a recent mapping carried out by Diyar Consortium. This book aims at creating a reliable database that is essential in developing a shared, comprehensive and ecumenical strategic vision for Christian support in Palestine, so that Christianity survives and thrives. This book includes different forms of information: stat...

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The Biblical Text in the Context of Occupation: Towards a new hermeneutics of liberation

The Biblical Text in the Context of Occupation: Towards a new hermeneutics of liberation

Published At: 2012-05-30

The book is the first comprehensive attempt to study and develop a hermeneutic of liberation in the context of the Israeli Occupation of the Palestinian land. It analyses the importance of culture, ethnicity, race, gender, ideology, theology, and politics vis-a-vis the processes of comprehension, analysis, interpretation, and contextualization of the Bible. The scholars from 16 countries bring not only an international scope of persuasions and perspectives, but also foster ecumenical, inter-disc...

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God's Reign and People's Rule. Constitution, Religion, and Identy in Palestine

God's Reign and People's Rule. Constitution, Religion, and Identy in Palestine

Published At: 2009-01-01

This book shows a glimpse into the dialogue in and with Palestine, the place where the relation of state and religion, and specially the question of identity of the people is fundamental.The book developed out of the 4th Intercultural Conference of the International Center of Bethlehem that was held from Aug 26th until Sept 1st, 2007 under the title God s Reign and People s Rule: Religious Communities, Political Entities and Civil Societies in Palestine . The conference covered a wide thematic r...

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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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Bethlehem 2000

Bethlehem 2000

Published At: 1998-01-01

Known as the birth-place of Jesus Christ, Bethlehem is one of the most important places of pilgrimage and tourism in the world. Even nowadays the impact of religion and history on this town can be felt. However, Bethlehem is also part of region that was shaped by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the twentieth century; for nearly thirty years the town was under Israeli occupation. This book describes the history and culture, religion and political situation of Bethlehem in detail, as well a...

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I Am a Palestinian Christian: God and Politics in the Holy Land: A Personal Testimony

I Am a Palestinian Christian: God and Politics in the Holy Land: A Personal Testimony

Published At: 1995-05-08

Mitri Raheb explores the recent history of the Palestinian Christians, and the complex meeting of the world's three major monotheistic religions. Clearly and without rancor, his book situates the continuing plight of Palestinians in the unique history of the Palestinian Christians, the national and regional struggles since World War II, and the rich yet complex juncture of the world's three major monotheistic religions. In the pains and hopes of his people, Raheb reveals an emerging Palestinian...

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