Paradise Lost: is Christianity Doomed in the Middle East?

In Iraqi security officer guards a church (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)

By Gerard Russell http://www.newstatesman.comĀ - 30/1/15 The stark cliffs of the Zagros Mountains on the Iran-Iraq border, and the dusty hills and plains that lie between those mountains and the city of Mosul, might seem an unlikely location for paradise. Yet Christians living here in past centuries believed that a local river called the Great Zab had once ...