Global Missiology English, Vol 2, No 15 (2018)

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Anglicanism in Smyrna (1815-1923)

Chris Royer

Abstract


This article traces the history of Anglicanism in Smyrna (Izmir in modern-day Turkey), focusing on the period from 1815-1923.  The author provides background information on the rise of the Ottoman Empire, the millet (minority religious community) system, and Anglicanism within Smyrna, including its flourishing (1870-1913) and rapid decline (1913-1923).  The author describes the Anglican communities in Bournabat (Bornova in modern-day Turkey) and Boudjah (Buca in modern-day Turkey). 

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