Model Arab League: Annotated Bibliography on Jordan

I was glad to recently find that my article from Journal of Anglican Studies on the Episcopal Church in Jordan was included in this annotated bibliography on Jordan by the Model Arab League.

Here is the summary of that article from page 6 of the bibliography:

Duane Alexander Miller, “The Episcopal Church in Jordan: Identity, Liturgy, and Mission,” Journal of Anglican Studies, Volume 9, Issue 2, September 2011, pp. 134-153.
As in a few other Arab countries, Jordan is home to an indigenous Christian community. Jordan is interesting in this regard, as the Anglican Communion, also known as the Church of England, is present alongside other denominations like the Eastern Orthodox. For various reasons, the historic tensions between Christians and Muslims, as well as between Christians and Christians of other denominations remain a consistent suppressed issue. Written from the perspective of a Western Christian observing the Anglican Christian community in Jordan, this article explains the problems that the Jordanian Christian community has encountered in modern history due to their identity. The author then makes suggestions that may help resolve some of these issues and improve levels of religious freedom in Jordan. In similar Arab countries, analogous changes may improve levels of religious freedom overall.
The article, ‘The Episcopal Church in Jordan: Identity, Liturgy, and Mission’ can be downloaded or viewed at

Author: duanemiller

I was born in Montana and grew up in Colorado and Puebla (in Mexico). I completed a BA in philosophy at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and then an MA in theology at St Mary's University (also in San Antonio). Later life took me to Jordan where my wife and I studied Arabic, to Israel where I helped found a seminary, and to Scotland for doctoral work, among other places. I live in Madrid now where I teach and minister. I'm highly interested in the interactions of Islam, Christianity and secularism in modern contexts. My main areas of research for my PhD in divinity were religious conversion from Islam to Christianity, contextual theology, and the shari'a's treatment of apostates. I've also published research on global Anglicanism and the history of Anglican mission in the Ottoman Empire. I've had the pleasure of teaching in many places over the years: from Costa Rica to Turkey, and Kenya to Tunisia. I am associate professor at the Protestant Faculty of Theology at Madrid (UEBE) and priest at the Anglican Cathedral of the Redeemer in Madrid, Spain. Visit my blog ( or page for more information.

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