Hopes and frustrations of Lebanese Christians
Hopes and frustrations of Lebanese Christians (Langrock Monika):
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A Monika Langrock ft er the end of the Lebanese civil war (1990), the Lebanese Christian community found itself in a collective identity crisis. The term al-’ihbat al-masihi, meaning disenchantment or frustration, started to be used in order to describe their political and psychological condition. How did the Christians try to cope with it? Th e question of extinction of the Eastern Christianity, asked by the Western public, is oft en asked superfi cially it is marked by anxiety and fear. However, the Lebanese Christians have been asking the same question since decades.