In the pains and hopes of his people, Raheb reveals an emerging Palestinian Christian theology.
Raheb, a Christian pastor in Bethlehem, 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 Christian theology.
Mitri Raheb is a Palestinian Arab and Christian pastor who ministers to his people in Bethlehem, where his family has lived for hundreds of years. Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem, he holds a doctorate from Marburg University in Germany. His first book, I am a Palestinian Christian (Fortress Press, 1995), articulated a Palestinian theology. Raheb's efforts to bring home the plight of the Palestinian people have taken him around the world, and he is a frequent speaker in the United States.