Christians from a Muslim background in Israel-Palestine

In relation to the Christianity & Freedom material I just mentioned, I have also composed an article titled “Freedom of Religion in Israel-Palestine: may Muslims become Christians, and do Christians have the freedom to welcome such converts?” as an addendum or complement to the article I co-authored with Phil Sumpter.

This article addresses the issue of religious apostasy from Islam to Christianity as it takes place in the West Bank and Israel, each with its own context and challenges. Also of special interest is the topic of how Christians deal with the reality of Muslims seeking conversion and incorporation into the various churches in the Holy Land. Extensive field research in the Middle East, and in Israel-Palesitne specifically, went into this essay.

Down load the PDF here: Christians from a Muslim background in Israel-Palestine


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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