Contents Cover Acknowledgements Foreword Preface
1. The Background1 2. The Christians in Iran from the First to the Seventh Centuries 5 3. The Christians in Iran during the Arab and Islamic Occupation 33 4. The Safavids and the Early Missionary Effort 49 5. The Ghajar Dynasty and the Protestant Missionaries 77 6. The American Missionaries in Iran 95 7. Post War Mission Activities in Iran 145 8. The Churches in Iran under the Pahlavi Dynasty 169 9. The Revolution of 1978 and the Persecution of Christians 199 10. Christian Denominations 211 11. Christian Martyrs under the Islamic Republic of Iran 235 12. Literature and radio Ministries 245 Select Bibliography 265
Man is The Choicemaker. He is by nature and nature's God a creature of Choice - and of Criteria. His unique and definitive characteristic is, and of Right ought to be, the natural foundation of his environment, his institutions, and his relations to his fellow-man. Thus, he is oriented to a Freedom whose roots are in the natural Order of the universe.