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Christians in Jordan

  • Nanneke Wisman
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Abstract

In the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Muslims make up 97.2 per cent of the total population while Christians form 2.2 per cent. The Christians are very well integrated into society, enjoying social, economic, and political standing. There are more than 100 Christian and around 40 Islamic holy sites. In 2000, the Vatican officially recognised five Christian pilgrimage sites, namely, Bethany Beyond the Jordan (al-Maghtas), Mount Nebo, Mukawir, Our Lady of the Mountain in Anjara, and Mar Elijah (Elias).

Keywords

Christians Christianity Madaba Bethany Beyond the Jordan 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nanneke Wisman
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  1. 1.University of SussexBrightonUK

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