See my good friend David Koyzis' excellent review of Philip Jenkin's new book, The Lost History of Christianity: T...East, Africa, and Asia-and How It Died
David says "this must-read book by Philip Jenkins tells the story of a once-thriving Christian world that most westerners don't even know existed.
" These Churches are often called the Oriental Orthodox; they are neither Roman Catholic or Byzantine Orthodox, but maintain a semitic mind set and theological expression. They are based in Ethiopia, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Armenia, Iraq, Iran, and India. At one time, the Catholicos (Patriarch) of Babylon presided over 25% of the Christians in the world. They have known many catastrophes and persecutions, and this book is very timely now, given the current tribulation the Church is undergoing in Iraq, Egypt and other places. A Forgotten Golden Age
, by David T. Koyzis