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 Religious toleration in Egypt

(2,376 words)

Author(s): Shelley, Michael T.
- Gulian Lansing Date: 1862 Original Language: English DescriptionWhile published under his name,  Religious toleration (in full,  Religious toleration in Egypt. Official correspondence relating to the indemnity obtained for the maltreatment of Faris-el-Hakim, an agent of the American missionaries in Egypt) was not, in fact, written by Lansing. Rather, it is a collection of official documents that were bundled together as a ‘Message from the President of the United States’, Abraham Lincoln, to the 37th US Congress. They pertain to the case of an Egyptian Christian wh…

 Egypt’s princes. A narrative of missionary labor in the valley of the Nile

(1,016 words)

Author(s): Shelley, Michael T.
- Gulian Lansing Date: 1864 Original Language: English Description Egypt’s princes, a work of 426 pages, takes its title from Psalm 68:31, which Lansing cites from the King James Version, ‘Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God’. For Lansing, ‘princes’ refers to the many in Egypt ‘who in noble friendship and generous hospitality, and earnest adherence to truth, are indeed princes’ (1865 edition, p. 9). The book is a published account of a diary he kept during s…

Gulian Lansing

(526 words)

Author(s): Shelley, Michael T.
Date of Birth: 1 February 1825 Place of Birth: Lishaskill, Albany County, New York Date of Death: 12 September 1892 Place of Death: Cairo BiographyBorn at Lishaskill, New York, in 1825, Gulian Lansing graduated from Union College in 1848. He studied theology at Newburgh, New York, and was licensed by the presbytery of New York on 22 May 1850. Shortly after, he was appointed by the American Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (ARPCNA) as a missionary to Syria. He was ordained on 7 August 1850, and on 12 Decemb…

F.A. Klein

(412 words)

Author(s): Shelley, Michael T.
Frederick Augustus Klein Date of Birth: 1827 Place of Birth: Strasbourg Date of Death: 1903 Place of Death: Europe; precise location unknown Biography Born in Strasbourg in 1827, Frederick Augustus Klein studied at the Basel Mission Institute and then spent time at the Church Missionary Society College, Islington, for instruction in Anglican Church doctrine and practice. He completed his studies there in June 1851, and was ordained into the Anglican priesthood. Called by the Church Missionary Society (CMS), he left for Palestine in 1851, where he served at Christ C…

 The religion of Islám

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Author(s): Shelley, Michael T.
- Frederick Augustus Klein Date: 1906 Original Language: English Description F.A. Klein's  The religion of Islám, published posthumously in 1906 (the 1979 reprint has been utilised here), consists of 241 pages of text plus six pages containing the title page, publication information, and table of contents. Most of the text is in English, but many terms, names and numerous quotations are also provided in Arabic. The book is divided into five chapters. Chapter 1 (pp. 1-36), ‘The sources or foundations of Islam’, discusses the four traditionally recognised sources for …